Alicia DeFonzo presents THE TIME LEFT BETWEEN US

A blend of memoir, history, and oral storytelling, The Time Left between Us bridges
the gap between the generation who fought World War II and the generation who
has forgotten it. Alicia DeFonzo takes an unplanned visit to the Normandy beaches
while staying in Paris. Her grandfather “Del” (Anthony DelRossi) had fought in World
War II, and she becomes distraught after realizing how little she knows about the war
and his experiences, which until then had remained largely unspoken.
Across landscapes and lifetimes DeFonzo retraces her beloved grandfather’s
tour through World War II Europe. The eighty-four-year-old DelRossi recounts
stories as an army combat engineer surviving major campaigns, including
Normandy, St. Lo, the Bulge, Hürtgenwald, and Remagen, then liberating concentration
camps. 

“A compelling World War II read—a first-rate page-turner. The Time Left between Us captures
a comradeship that binds all soldiers. DeFonzo masterfully blends the war experience with
Italian American culture, whose values and courage can be found at its heart. There is more
than one hero in these pages.”—William “Bill” Whitehurst, former Virginia congressman
(1969–87) and U.S. Navy aviator in the World War II Pacific Theater (1943-46)

Alicia DeFonzo is a senior lecturer of English and a Fulbright Specialist in the
Department of English at Old Dominion University. She is a frequent literary guest
and contributing writer for local and national NPR.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1613
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$29.95
ISBN: 9781640125131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Potomac Books - September 1st, 2022

A blend of memoir, history, and oral storytelling, The Time Left between Us bridges the gap between the generation who fought World War II and the generation who has forgotten it. Alicia DeFonzo takes an unplanned visit to the Normandy beaches while staying in Paris.