Life didn't do Kenny Tingle any favors. In The Girl in the Italian Bakery, follow his journey from childhood in a tough housing project rth of Boston, the abduction and disappearance of a childhood friend, to the complete destruction of a family. His introduction to crime and the years he spent in foster homes. The poor choices he made in high school and the startling climax on prom night. Although he never has trouble meeting girls, the one girl he longs for always seems out of reach. The Girl in the Italian Bakery is the remarkably true story of always keeping hope, even when there is little left to hope for. This is a story of surviving through extreme adversity, and, ultimately, redemption.
Author Kenneth M. Tingle is a former United States Marine. His various duties included membership in a security detachment for the U.S. embassy, Cairo, Egypt. He holds degrees in Health Care Management and Registered Nursing, both earned with honors. As a college student he was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society. He has worked in numerous medical specialties, including Cardio-Pulmonary medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitative Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, considered one of the best hospitals in the United States (U.S. News and World Report). He has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in both the Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Retardation. He enjoys jogging and physical fitness, as well as spending time with wife Kathy, son Ken Jr., and daughter Nicole. He lives in Windham, New Hampshire.