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Local Author Rachel Astarte Piccione Releases Comedic Novel, The Bride of Manhattan

Local author, Rachel Astarte Piccione, has released her comedic novel, THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN -- just in time for wedding season.


NYACK, NY – 26 June 2012 – Local author, Rachel Astarte Piccione, has released her comedic novel, THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN  -- just in time for wedding season.
THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN tells the poignant yet humorous story of a native New Yorker who returns home from Santa Fe after a failed marriage to begin her love life again, only to discover that her true love is Manhattan itself.
“I wanted to share a few of my own experiences as a single woman living in Manhattan,” says Piccione. ”It was an amazingly restorative time of solitude, which allowed me to learn who I really was as a person. Yet I felt a lot of external pressure to find a romantic partner. I thought, ’Why isn’t it enough for me to be who I am and be alone?’ I loved New York -- and my life in it -- so much that I often fantasized about marrying myself the city"
The heroine of the novel, Garden Tate, struggles with a similar conflict: How to find her true self while society pressures her to find a mate. Dr. Barry H. Leeds, author of THE ENDURING VISION OF NORMAN MAILER, calls THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN, “...witty and humorous, wise and perceptive by turns, sometimes all simultaneously. A penetrating study of love and marriage, it is also a riveting page-turner, filled with palpably real characters (notably the narrator/protagonist) about whom the reader really cares.”
THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN is available in eBook format($3.99) from ( and in paperback ($14.99) from Barnes & Noble (, and Amazon (
To view a trailer of the book, visit:
Rachel Astarte Piccione is a transpersonal hypnotherapist and spiritual counselor. She is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books, all of which promote individual healing and wellness. Her mind-body wellness practice, Healing Arts New York, has offices in New York City and Nyack, NY. For more information, please visit: or
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