Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino – who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.
An emotional tale about the strength of family bonds, unconditional love, and the perseverance to do our best with the challenging gifts we receive, GOODNIGHT, BRIAN is an uplifting tribute to what happens when giving up is not an option.
Goodnight Brian is as much about Brian as it is about Mama – Brian’s grandmother. While Brian is the object of the story, Mama is the source of power that inspires the family and the village surrounding Brian how to raise and treat him.
It is a gripping story about real life issues and compels us to support people in such a way that they are able to reach their full potential. The main message is to become who you really are and to ignore how the world in general views you. It also reminds us to rally around one another in support when needed.
To me, Mama’s character is a little over the top – in that she seems to be a super hero who can do it all and overcomes all without a hitch or glitch.
I love the message conveyed in the book. Overall, it is a good and inspiring read for a lazy afternoon.
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller TWELVE MONTHS and PRESSED PENNIES, THE UNEXPECTED STORM: The Gulf War Legacy, and JACOB EVANS, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.
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