Living in Two Worlds is a story of love, loss, and reflection. Vivian, born to an American mother and Chilean father, has an idyllic childhood in her father’s country. With her beloved abuelita (grandmother), her siblings and cousins, and their grandparents’ fundo (large ranch), she enjoys a rich sense of family and long summers of fun.
But what of all that her mother gave up in the United States? We find out, as the illness of Vivian’s sister takes mother and children abruptly back to California-without Papa. From there displacement, grief, and resentments drive Vivian’s search for identity and belonging.
Tia Sylvia sheds light on the complexity of the parents’ predicament; and Vivian’s own memories, dreams, imagination, and introspection piece together an understanding that gives perspective on, and appreciation for, the past.
Living in Two Worlds is a moving and stellar memoir that will take its readers on a thought-provoking journey from Chile to California and the result is an incredibly poignant memoir that shouldn’t be missed! Living in Two Worlds is written by author Vivian M. Pisano who shares her journey with us and the journey the reader will encounter is incredible as well as eye-opening and her story will make you feel a host of different emotions! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Living in Two Worlds is an incredible book in which Vivian will openly share her life with us readers in a raw and honest way. In Living in Two Worlds, Vivian shares how her idyllic life in Chile was ripped away from her when she was uprooted and moved to the United States. Before Vivian moved, she had a beautiful childhood with a loving family around her with her Chilean father at the heart of it. But when Vivian’s sister falls ill, they move to America, leaving without her father. It is here where our journey really begins as Vivian shares her feelings of grief and resentment from her displacement. What follows is a moving story that will compel you to read from beginning to end and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Living in Two Worlds!
The profoundness in Living in Two Worlds is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading Vivian’s book. Vivian effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers and compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Living in Two Worlds at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Vivian’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.
Memoirs with poignant themes at their core are my favorite type of books to read and Living in Two Worlds is just that kind of book. At the heart of this memoir is a child, torn between two cultures and two ways of life and it is incredible to read about and will relate to many with multi-cultural backgrounds! I adore memoirs of this nature as they give the reader insight into a person’s life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from Vivian’s story in Living in Two Worlds.
Vivian is a remarkable person and writer who knows how to effortlessly captivate her readers. Vivian is an incredible person for being so honest and brave to share her story with us, and it helps that she is a talented author and is able to convey her story wonderfully! Vivian’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.
To conclude my thoughts on the wonderful book that is Living in Two Worlds, I would say Vivian has written an insightful, informative, inspiring book and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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