"...dedicated to those minds wanting to think, to those hearts wanting to beat, to the brave and the crazy."
A young writer, a challenge that he can’t not accept and his “crazy” idea to follow that dream with his whole being. In his pocket, a plane ticket for New York, a few bucks, a little bit of fear, and a lot of determination.
A manuscript that he hugs to himself, “as if it were the most important thing on the face of the earth,” a book already written, ready to be consigned to the world, but with a surprise ending that draws the reader in.
A trip with an uncertain outcome, most assuredly unexpected, in order to meet his muse, and to give her his opus, sensations, words, and emotions for a better tomorrow.
An unusual trip, apparently simple, but always intriguing in its “becoming,” narrated among thoughts, memories, emotions, and clear images depicting her, Laura, really that same Laura that the whole world knows and acclaims...
(or maybe not?)
Longtime 'scribbler' whether for work or as a passion, Anna “Annina” Lorenzi finally appears on Amazon with her first self-publication and her desire to share her most recent novel both with her faithful international followers and her new readers from... every part of the globe!
Her lengthy experiences as a writer include texts, poems, short and long stories, fairy tales, articles, selections in literary competitions, and publications in anthologies, as well as in magazines and Italian blogs.
Currently, she shares her creative writing accompanied by photographs and images on her personal site, Diciannove - Prima di nascere ero sull’astronave che aspettavo di scendere (annina19.com - Nineteen - Before I was born I was on a space ship waiting to come down), now partially available also in English, translated by Starleen K. Meyer.
Starleen K. Meyer has been translating from Italian into English for years: academic works in the broad humanities field, such as on architectural or music history, but also literary works. She has her B.A. in art, her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history, and has also published contributions in scholarly books and journals.
"Meeting Laura" - An "A19" Project
Copyright ©2019-2020 Anna Lorenzi. All rights reserved.
Original Title: "Incontrando Laura – Un romanzo liberamente e in parte ispirato alla vita di..."
Translated from Italian by Starleen K. Meyer
Although the novel is loosely – and only partially – inspired by the life of Laura Prepon, this is a work of fiction, and this book is not authorized and/or endorsed by L. H. Prepon. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, names, characters, businesses, places, locales, and incidents are purely coincidental, produced by the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.
Meeting Laura is an incredible and poignant book that is unlike anything I have read before! Meeting Laura was a captivating and phenomenal read and an incredibly memorable one that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters the reader meets along the way! I already recommend this book thanks to its unique nature combined with the sensational literature by Anna “Annina” Lorenzi, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Meeting Laura is a unique and incredible adventure novel that will follow the protagonist of the novel on his journey! The reader will meet a writer who has a challenge he couldn’t help but accept and embark on. This challenge will take him to New York with a manuscript he keeps close to him always and on this trip his life will be changed forever and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Meeting Laura!
Anna Lorenzi is a remarkable author and a genius; she is a genius because she has expertly weaved numerous themes throughout her book Meeting Laura, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together! Meeting Laura is an incredible book that has shocked and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of adventure and literature, make Meeting Laura not only a stellar story but also a poignant one which should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is a moving, compelling, and entertaining book that should not be missed!
The story of Meeting Laura is quite simply sensational as well as heartwarming. Meeting Laura is a book that deals with poignant themes as well as uplifting and fun themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that will stay prominent in readers’ minds for many weeks upon completion!
Anna Lorenzi’s prose engrossed me very quickly thanks to the poignant themes she explores as well as the gripping narrative of the protagonist of the novel but what also gripped me was her incredible and unique story! It is a story unlike anything I have read before and for that, I am really thankful and it is one of the many reasons why I am so excited to be sharing this book with you lovely readers!
As I am madly in love with Meeting Laura and think it is a captivating and entertaining novel with a memorable plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! Meeting Laura indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it! Be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
Five Stars. An Exceptional New Author.
I enjoyed reading “Meeting Laura: A novel loosely and partially inspired by the life of…” written by a brilliant new author, Anna “Annina” Lorenzi. I thought this story was excellently written and in my opinion, she writes exceptionally well using an economy of words telling a very descriptive story that springs a plethora of intriguing and thought-provoking concepts and emotions. For example,
“A sudden air pocket shook him from his deep sleep and from his calm and intense dreaming. He looked around trying to understand at what point in the trip he had been so arrogantly disturbed. On the monitor, the trace of the trip wasn’t visible, anymore, while the images of welcome and the various instructions for how to speed up the controls once landed were running in a loop.
“Still a bit groggy and with a foggy mind, he peeked out through the little window. He had done it, had almost gotten through all the initial phases, the hardest ones; they were perfectly on time and about to land.”
I felt this author is exceptionally talented and has crafted an intriguing book the likes of which I haven’t read before. It is unique and it was a joy for me to read as I, a casual reader, at times get bored with stories as many readers do. But I found this author’s work refreshing, different, and exciting.
She begins the book by dedicating it “to those minds wanting to think, to those hearts wanting to beat, to the brave and the crazy,” and she accomplishes all these somewhat contrasting concepts very well.Like many, I unfortunately at times take things for granted and life seems dull, but I found after reading her work I gained a new perspective on life and new energy.I liked her prose. For example,
“I walk a few steps away from you, a little behind you. I try to act as if nothing particular is going on, try not to be noticed, but remain focused. I want to be ready in case of need, if you should need help, if you should need something, anything… There’s no way of knowing, it won’t happen, but just in case, I will be there, I’ll be there for you. And this is my first thought, now.”
All in all, I very much enjoyed the work of this author. I believe anyone who likes to read a unique work will enjoy this book. Excellent and original ending too! Highly recommended!
It was my pleasure to receive a complimentary copy of this book but that does not in any way influence my review of this exceptional book.
June 13, 2020
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