Welcome to Author Thomas Antonaccio
Thomas E. Antonaccio has been serving in the United States Army for the past 22 years. He lives in Vicenza, Italy with his wife, Song Ae, and son, Christopher. This is his first book.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The Generosity of Strangers
The Generosity of Strangers: When War Came to Fornelli is written in first person, free verse, and consists of a series of vignettes chronicling the real life experiences of a young girl and her family in war-torn Italy in the 1940s. The story is set in the town of Fornelli–a tiny hilltop community in Italy’s mountainous heart.
For Lucia and her family, life in Fornelli is anything but boring. Life is difficult, yet tranquil. But soon the war comes, and life in Fornelli is tranquil no more.
The Generosity of Strangers: When War Came to Fornelli is a true accounting from the eyes of Lucia, about faith, hope, and courage in the midst of war and its aftermath. It poetically conveys how even in desperate times people can open their hearts and rise above adversity.