Sonnets to My New Grandson




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781425137335

About the Book

In the summer of 2006, Mr. Petrarca and his family were blessed by the birth of their first grandson. After much consideration, Mr. Petrarca composed this collection of sonnets as a way of offering his grandson the beginnings of a life-long set of moral values. You will enjoy his refreshing perspectives on how we all might be able to live together in a way that will add richness to our lives. He has chosen the sonnet art form of an early Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374). In Sonnets to my new Grandson Mr. Petrarca offers humanistic insights into our society's basic moral values such as worth, freedom, truth, duty, fellowship and authenticity. In the bookÕs Foreword, the author explains how, more than ever, we all must play an integral role in building that moral compass for our children and grandchildren. Throughout his composition, Mr. Petrarca references the works of several thought leaders on human values. Sonnets to my new Grandson is a refreshing, yet thought provoking discussion about who we are and how we might better relate to each other. Share it with your children and grandchildren.

About the Author

William H. Petrarca has over 35 years of experience in senior management positions providing him with extensive insights into business relationships, corporate ethics, team dynamics and overall business savvy. He has spent the past 15 years as an executive coach working with small and large clients. Mr. Petrarca co-founded Strathman Associates, Inc. (SAI), with his wife Jane Strathman. SAI uses a process of worth-based communication to coach clients to build the awareness, skills, relationships and commitment to create their future. His recent business book, ÒThe Greatest Good: Rethinking the role of relationships in the moral fiber of our companies and our communities,Ó co-authored with Charlie Palmgren, can be reviewed at