Lisa Daidone

Syverson’s latest creative work, a Novello Literary Award Finalist, is her book, “My Father’s Daughter, From Rome to Sicily.” The idea for the book started when Syverson and her husband traveled with her elderly parents to Italy. “I never imagined in a million years...

Brenda Barger

Thanks to a note from Susan Walker, a fellow Antiquity resident, Around Davidson learned of Gilda’s many talents, not the least of which is her newly published memoir, “My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily,” published by Divine Phoenix in conjunction with Pegasus...

Dannye Romine Powell

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Bryce Emley

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Amy Rogers

"Long after I finished reading this delicious memoir, I could still taste the flavors brought to mind by a story ripe with lush details, bracing wit, and bold pleasures. Embarking on Syverson's journey is like traveling the world with a treasured friend. This is an...

Venera Fazio

"Gilda Morina Syverson reaches for bottom and is richly rewarded with renewed love for her family and Sicily, the island of her ancestry. Her multi-layered memoir, part family history and part travelogue is a compelling read. Syverson's writes from her heart and her...

Licia Canton

"My Father's Daughter is a memorable and insightful journey that bridges the past, the present, and the future. Going back to the old country with one's parents - now that's something many of us dream about or dread . . . or both. Beyond the descriptions of tourist...

Fred Gardaphe

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]"For one generation it's a return to an earlier home, for another it's a discovery of a new one. My Father's Daughter is a meditative travel memoir that speaks to all Baby Boomers in clear voice with...

Sharri Whiting De Masi

"Gilda Morina Syverson shares the journey of a lifetime, taking her elderly parents back home to visit Italy after decades in America. Gilda is a brave woman, an admirable daughter, and a very good writer -- she recounts the occasional bumps in the road with aplomb...

Judy Goldman

"Here's what's in store for you:  A delightful journey into the heart of Italy, into the heart of this family, into the heart of what it means to be human.  My Father's Daughter is a beautifully crafted, moving, entertaining memoir that will win you over from page...