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Adjustments by Vic Fortezza Rick Caso, a high school football coach, struggles with the way life ought to be rather than how life has turned out. Beppo - A Calabrian Tale by Frank P. Riga Set in Calabria in 1901, Beppo plans to improve the lives of his fellow villagers; but when falsely accused of the attempted murder of his ambitious and greedy adversary, he escapes to the mountains and eventually decides to go to America. Between Courses: A Culinary Love Story by Karla Clark A funny and touching love story that offers a peek into the lives of a spirited Italian-American family of “foodies.” Beyond Bagheria by E. P. Vallone Orphaned in Bagheria, Sicily, with few prospects for a bright future, Isabella Zanni accepts an offer of marriage that takes her first to New Jersey and then to New Orleans. Cat Lady (Narrative Poem) by Mary M. Schmidt An elderly gattara (cat lady) possesses an amazing power to grant a cardinal’s final wish through her communication with the feral cats of Rome. Close to the Edge by Vic Fortezza Set in an Italian-American community in Brooklyn in 1978, the lives of two men and one woman collide. Con Amore by Janice Therese Mancuso A modern day romance combining a bit of suspense, interwoven with the history of Italy, the foods of each region, maps of Italy, and recipes, most developed especially for the book. Family Secrets: A Vengeance of Tears by R.A. Siracusa Set in post-WWII Sicily, a story filled with deception, passion, and love in a world where nothing is as it seems. For Jennie by Donna L. Gestri Jennie must choose between the affections of two very devoted men and a luxurious new life in Boston or a comfortable living in her hometown of Brooklyn. Gina by Joseph M. Barone  A kidnapping in Newark, New Jersey is explained through events that took place in Italy many years before. I Still Love Joni James by Jack Bilello A successful, middle-aged businessman attends his father's funeral, and while rummaging through his belongings, is overwhelmed by a flood of memories that take him back to his old neighborhood and to a memorable summer when he was fifteen.    I Venti Corni (The Twenty Horns) by Salvatore Robert Froio A secret Calabrian organization—its sole purpose to help Calabrians—enlists a young Italian American, who finds his whole life changing through the unique workings of the secret society.   Killing by Vic Fortezza The saga of an Italian American family in Brooklyn, with a Vietnam veteran seeing his son off to the Gulf War.   Morning Glory by Bernadette Carson Set in the real-life town of Ogunquit, Maine, a series of events include a friendship and business partnership with an Italian American restaurant owner. Plumbing in Harlem by Joe Benevento Conflicts in love and thoughts about immortality confront a professor of English working a summer job as a plumber in 1980.   The Poet, The Count, and The Peddler by Anthony Bottagaro Sicilian immigrants face discrimination in 1920s New York, and decades later, driven by a strong sense of heritage and love of la famiglia, a man takes on the fight against power, greed, and corruption in business, government, religion, and society.   Powers of Fate by Mono D’Angelo A sweeping family saga that covers the turbulent fifteen-year period between 1930 and 1945.   The Rosselli Cantata by A.S. Maulucci In this novel of a man's search for his father's murderer, an Italian immigrant breaks a cycle of vengeance. Royanna: An Extraterrestrial Affair By Raphael Ferraro Mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance in this science fiction tale about an encounter between a human and an alien.   Sardinian Silver by A. Colin Wright Roman ruins, exotic scenery, and local customs form the backdrop for a love story that takes place in the 1960s.   The Strega and the Dreamer by Theresa C. Dintino The story of a man who is willing to sacrifice everything for a dream, and a passionate woman questioning the confining roles allowed to 19th century women.   Sweet Figs, Bitter Greens by Donna L. Gestri Against a backdrop that shifts from Italy to the streets of Brooklyn, through two wars, and with an unforgettable cast of characters, the power of friendship, loyalty, faith and family endures.   Tuscan Intrigue by Rosalind Burgundy Ancient Etruscans are brought to life in a modern archaeological escapade through the Etruscan countryside.
Con Amore by Janice Therese Mancuso A modern day romance combining a bit of suspense, interwoven with the history of Italy, the foods of each region, maps of Italy, and recipes, most developed especially for the book. Royanna: An Extraterrestrial Affair By Raphael Ferraro Mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance in this science fiction tale about an encounter between a human and an alien. The Strega and the Dreamer by Theresa C. Dintino The story of a man who is willing to sacrifice everything for a dream, and a passionate woman questioning the confining roles allowed to 19th century women.
The Long Count by Frank Megna A private investigator, who stages a boxing comeback, finds himself on an underworld odyssey into a confrontation with a sinister organization known as The Ninth Society. Royanna: An Extraterrestrial Affair by Raphael Ferraro Mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance in this science fiction tale about an encounter between a human and an alien.
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After Laughing Comes Crying: Sicilian Immigrants on Louisiana Plantations by Joseph L. Cacibauda Based on facts and heavily researched, the culture of Sicilian immigration is examined as workers travel to Louisiana to labor on sugar plantations. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan Based on a true story, WWII hero Pino Lella, helped lead Jews out of northern Italy and later became a spy for the Italian Resistance, where he worked undercover as a driver for the head of the Nazi High Command in Italy. Dino’s Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany by Paul Salsini A coming-of-age tale about a boy who goes to Florence to study art, and how his life is changed by a devastating flood. The Duke's Amulet by Phyllis Martino-Nugent Transported back in time to the mid-1400s in Urbino, Italy, a woman must decide if she will return to present-day America and resume her previous life or remain in Renaissance Italy with the man she loves. Germanicus Roam the Empire by Nicholas G. Stangarone Encounter danger and intrigue along Rome's pagan highway, from the highlands of Britannia to the sands of Mesopotamia, on a journey with a Roman soldier. Godfather and Sons: A Legacy of Deceit by Angelo S. Pagnotti, Sr. A grandfather’s journal reveals family secrets as it traces the history from Italy to America of a young man searching for his father in the early 1900s. I Am John I Am Paul: A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome by Mark Tedesco In fourth-century Rome, amid battles and the beginnings of Christianity, two solders share a bond in their beliefs, leading them to face adversity. Innocent War by Susan Violante Told from a young boy’s point-of-view, a story about the beginning of World War II in the Italian Colony of Libya. Odyssey of An Etruscan Noblewoman by Rosalind Burgundy Forced into an unwanted journey, Larthia uses her charm, sex, and scribing tools to outwit her enemies. Song of the Flutist by Rosalind Burgundy Etruria, the first wealthy civilization of Italy, comes alive through a cast of brilliant characters ruled by gods who give them purpose for success, and passion to create eternal beauty amidst pestilence, tyranny, deceit and murder. The Spear of Lepanto by Leon J. Radomile An epic tale of adventure, romance, and heroism, that takes place during the sixteenth century as Europe is fragmented and embroiled in religious turmoil.
Historical Fiction