From the author of "Italian Women in Black Dresses", "Things My Mother Told Me" and "Where I Come From" comes this new volume that continues the memoir in poetry that Maria Mazziotti Gillan has been constructing. Here we find the geography of the hearts home -- not a physical but rather an emotional center around which she constructs the story of her life. Her world is populated by memories of growing up in the 1950s, her courtship and long marriage, her husbands illness, her children and grandchildren. But, at its centre, is the woman she has become who struggles to deal with all the complexities of love and the difficulties of achieving compassion and tenderness in the face of adversity. Brave, honest, flat-out beautiful, these poems help us to understand what it means to be human.