Her book "The Place You Live In: A Multigenerational Immigrant Story" is about her father's immigrant family in prose and accessible poetry.
It follows her family from Eastern Europe to the tenements of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the Bronx and Catskill Mountains and takes place from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It includes the culture, religion, customs, rituals, music, and food of the time. The cover of the new book features a print of one of Deanna's painted & stitched collage pieces.
Her earlier book, "Conversations at the Nursing Home: A Mother, A Daughter and Alzheimer's" is about her mother's last fourteen months living at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehab in Middlebury, VT while she was suffering from dementia. It also includes her relationship with her mother, and how it changed for the better over time. The format is poetry--accessible poetry, which is what Deanna believes in.
Both books can be ordered from her website: www.deannashapiro.net or directly from Amazon, B&N, and by ebook.