It is said that, ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ As fate would have it,
Casamento-Arrigo and Stone both had a connection with Jersey
City, New Jersey. Casamento-Arrigo grew up there after arriving in
America from Sicily, whereas, Stone was born there. The parallels
and connections do not end there though. Ironically, Stone’s wife
Phyllis had lived with her family at 200 Webster Avenue in Jersey
City-a home which would later be occupied by Casamento-Arrigo
and her family.
The similarities didn’t end there though, as it was also discovered
that Stone went to school with and was a friend of one of
Casamento-Arrigo’s relatives by marriage. The two thus accepted
this gift of fate and, indeed, welcomed it and the path that would
eventually lead them to the creation of “All Red.”
Moreover, Casamento-Arrigo and Stone are also both stroke
survivors who share a passion for all forms of self-expression.
Together, they have, as fate would have it, used words to paint
pictures and created pictures that spawned poems. It is within
the pages of this book that you will experience exactly how
passion may serve as an impetus to finding one’s own calling and
unleash that inner voice that speaks to you as well!
Nunzio is an idealist at heart. His
heart swells with passions. Nunzio’s early years consisted of
traveling and developing an appreciation for the people, the nature,
and the culture of Italy. His father immersed Nunzio in literature so
that even an ordinary day could remind Nunzio of a poem.
While serving as the priest of a small
parish in the countryside of Italy, Nunzio’s admiration of beauty
gets him into trouble. Mariella, a beautiful woman with great
strength and an appreciation for all of the things Nunzio cares
about, enters his life, and he calls his holy vows into question.
love is pure and strong, Nunzio is married to the church, and
Mariella is wedded to Paolo, a man with a violent temper who is
capable of heinous abuses.
Amidst the romantic scandal, a string
of children go missing, and when their bodies are discovered, they
are horribly maimed. The townspeople begin to suspect that their
young priest, from out of town, could be responsible for the
grotesque deaths. When a witch-hunt, organized by Paolo, turns the
parish against their priest, Mariella discovers that an even greater
secret is growing inside of her.
In their clandestine hours together,
Nunzio and Mariella marvel at nature’s resilience to the harshest
of conditions, but The Shadow’s Secrets proves that no creature
suffers quite like a man and a woman in love.
After the ball causes something very
dear to Hunter’s Mommy to break, Hunter does not tell Mommy that it
was his fault that it broke.
Hunter and Mommy go on a picnic where
Hunter speaks with very special animals who help him realize that the
truth, while not always easy, is always the best approach.
love, trust, and overcoming fear, “Hunter Learns About Honesty”
is something straight off the pages of Aesop’s Fables for children