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In a Dark Wood
In a Dark Wood
What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn? On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine, eight-and-a-half months pregnant, had been in a horrible car accident. In one terrible instant, Luzzi became both a widower and a first-time father.
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Arriving in Florence…

“When I finally made it to Italy for the first time, as a college student in 1987, it was Florence and not [my parents’] Calabria that beckoned.” –MY TWO ITALIES, p.11

Now available in paperback…

Joe Florence Age 20

“In a Dark Wood” on Minnesota Public Radio

Honored and delighted that “In a Dark Wood” is this month’s choice for Minnesota Public Radio’s “The Thread” Book Club! Read here.

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