Standing at the Edge of the Pool
Cathy Fiorello, author
Cathy Fiorello takes us back in time, telling her story in the framework of historic events. Her characters live valiantly in threatening times: the hardship of life in Brooklyn during the Great Depression; the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the stress of the war that followed it; the aftermath of 9/11, which ushered in an America that would never again be the safe world she grew up in. Along the way, we celebrate her successes as she reaches for a life beyond the boundaries for a woman of her time. We are with her as she defies the constraints of ageism, pulls up roots in her seventies and jump-starts her life in the laissez-faire culture of San Francisco. When we last met Cathy, she is still asking, "What's next?" This is a coming-of-age story for readers of all ages.