New memoir explores power of faith to overcome pain

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Anne P. Amodeo’s ‘No More Holes in My Shoes’ chronicles a lifetime of hardship, strong faith

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… faith and love will carry you through life.

MIn her new memoir “No More Holes in My Shoes” (published by iUniverse), author Anne P. Amodeo leads readers through the upheavals and heartbreaks in her life, all the while describing the power of her faith to help her get through them.

Amodeo had every reason to succumb to the despair caused by the emotional suffering of her circumstances. She was very lucky to survive the fire that claimed her family’s home shortly after her birth, but that was only the first of a series of the many heartbreaks to come.

An excerpt from “No More Holes in My Shoes”:

“As my sister Mary and I walked home from the school, a terrible thought came to my mind: will my mom be okay? I started to tremble at the thought of being left with Phillip if my mom’s surgery should go wrong. My stomach was just sick with fear over what was happening with my mother. The short walk from the school seemed to take forever.
As I walked down Mrs. Festa’s driveway, I noticed that the beautiful flowers she had planted on either side of her driveway were in bloom. Cars were traveling up and down Western Avenue, and the people walking in the village were happy. I could hear them laughing and carrying on conversation. How could life around me continue on when my world was crashing down around me? It seemed like the whole world should be sad.”

Amodeo hopes that her book will remind readers that “… faith and love will carry you through life.”

About the Author
Anne P. Amodeo has lived her entire life in upstate New York. She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Life has been a challenge for Amodeo, but her love for her family and her faith in God have inspired her to persevere.

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