Nicky Pellegrino writes delectable page-turners about friendship, food and family with Italy as a backdrop. Her books include Delicious, Summer At The Villa Rosa, The Italian Wedding, Recipe For Life and Under Italian Skies.

In her latest novel, Tiny Pieces of Us (Orion, March 2021), Vivienne knows the heart transplant she received as a child saved her lie, but she struggles to think about the donor who died so she could live. When she meets Helen, the mother of the boy who's heart she received, she finds herself drawn into Helen's mission to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son.

Nicky Pellegrino grew up on Merseyside and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with a husband, dogs, horses and vegetable garden. She works as a freelance journalist, with columns in the NZ Listener and the NZ Woman’s Weekly.

  • "The kind of book you read once, but you remember forever." Her World on Tiny Pieces of Us
  • "A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry." JoJo Moyes on Recipe for Life
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