Emilia

Emilia Turmoil reigns in the O Reilly Bocelli household With her two older children Laura and Tonio grown and getting ready to fly the coop Karla finds out she is pregnant again Instead of devoting her ti

  • Title: Emilia
  • Author: Christa Polkinhorn
  • ISBN: 9781490466583
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Turmoil reigns in the O Reilly Bocelli household With her two older children, Laura and Tonio, grown and getting ready to fly the coop, Karla finds out she is pregnant again Instead of devoting her time and energy fully to her painting career, she is forced to raise another child Andreas, her husband, is looking forward to being a father once , but soon realizes thaTurmoil reigns in the O Reilly Bocelli household With her two older children, Laura and Tonio, grown and getting ready to fly the coop, Karla finds out she is pregnant again Instead of devoting her time and energy fully to her painting career, she is forced to raise another child Andreas, her husband, is looking forward to being a father once , but soon realizes that the little bundle of joy, Emilia, instead of enhancing the relationship to his wife of over twenty years, intensifies the tension that has been building between them While the parents are fighting each other, Laura and Tonio are trying to keep the peace But challenges wait in the wings Andreas catches his son kissing another man in a than friendly way, and Arturo, Karla s Peruvian father, has a heart attack While Karla is in Peru taking care of Arturo, Andreas gets a little too cozy with a young woman by the name of Susanna Only when he almost loses Emilia does he come to his senses and embarks on a journey to try to keep his family together EMILIA, part three of the Family Portrait trilogy, deals with the struggle of a family of artists, who try to keep the flame of love and creativity alive through difficult times It takes place in Switzerland, France, and Peru.

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    About "Christa Polkinhorn"

    1. Christa Polkinhorn

      Born and raised in Switzerland, I have always had the desire to explore the world outside of my beautiful but tiny country I traveled in Europe, China, Japan as well as South America Now, I live and work as writer and translator in southern California My interest in foreign cultures informs my work and my novels take place in several countries I published a volume of poetry The Path of Fire Now, I write and publish contemporary fiction with a focus on family drama love stories The Family Portrait trilogy and family drama suspense The Wine Lover s Daughter series Aside from writing and traveling, I am an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine

    562 thoughts on “Emilia”

    1. Christa Polkinhorn’s new novel, EMILIA, is hard to put down and impossible to forget. This nuanced book about a tight-knit family in conflict unfolds in interweaving chapters, narrated by four characters: the painter Karla Bocelli, her stonemason-husband Andreas O’Reilly, their son Tonio, and their daughter Laura. It’s a storytelling technique that lends texture and variety, and in scene after scene Polkinhorn offers a complex portrait of midlife marriage and parenting, adult temptation, c [...]


    2. Christa Polkinhorn’s Family Portrait trilogy follows her character Karla Bocelli from childhood to middle-age. In EMILIA, we meet again Karla and her husband, Andreas, and their children, Laura and Tonio, and we’re introduced to a new addition to the family. With the stresses of modern family life, an unplanned pregnancy can be both a curse and a blessing, double that when it occurs late in a marriage. Though love is strong in the Bocelli/O’Reilly family, when tested, as it is several time [...]


    3. Karla and Andreas are Swiss artists with two grown children. Emilia, an unexpected "bonus" baby, changes their lives. As they adjust to new parenthood in middle age, their older children, Laura and Tonio, find their places in the world. These are good people. They deal with life with gratitude and intelligence. When there are problems, they work through them. The birth of Emilia causes strains in Karla and Andreas's marriage, but in the end Emilia brings them closer than ever. Shared meals, trav [...]



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