'Silken Cords' tells the stories of four women, Kate Samperi, her daughter Angela Rossmanith and her grand daughters Katharine and Julia. Compelling, entertaining and moving, these stories span three generations of family in a sharply honest exploration of blood ties and identity.
For almost a quarter of a century, Kate Samperi was a household name as 'Dear Kate' in ' Womans Day' magazine. The wise and compassionate advice that helped thousands of troubled readers was drawn from her own rich life experiences: growing up as an Italian immigrant in the 1930s and '40s, forging a career and bringing up a large family.
Kate writes here about her life, her motivation and her inspiration, and about coming to terms with the effects of a massive stroke. Angela, Katharine and Julia take up these themes and unravel patterns of the past in their own search to understand the family of the present.
Their stories are a celebration of a large and loving family and an insight into the lives of the individuals within it.