Left Coast Writers Book Launch®
The Goodbye Year ($16.00) speaks to a mother’s realization that her child’s senior year of high school is the end of motherhood as she knows it, because Toni Piccinini knows exactly what that’s like. After her third child graduated, she was an expert at navigating the senior year experience, and she shares her acquired wisdom about letting go in a narrative that addresses what motherhood—and womanhood—is really all about.
Toni Piccinini opened a San Francisco “Top 100” restaurant and has won several recipe contests, one of which awarded one hundred pounds of pasta to the San Francisco Food Bank in her name. She has written essays, cookbook reviews, and recipes for national and local media, including Roadwork, SheWrites, and The Marin Independent Journal. Her essay “House Affair” was a Narrative Magazine “Story of the Week.” She lives in Marin County, California.
Every September, some mommy’s baby” starts her senior year of high school. For many women, a child’s senior year is the first serious look back on the past eighteen. Every event (from Halloween to Mother’s Day) will be The Last Time. Mixed in with all the melancholy is the ever-present and stress-filled now” of the senior yearcollege applications.