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A Canticle for Bread and Stones by Emilio DeGrazia An Italian American family struggles, dreams, and hopes to close the gap between the Old World and the New World.   Adrianna's Eyes and Other Stories by A.S. Maulucci Stories of love, family, and the search for identity set in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Boston, Montreal, and the Canadian Rockies. Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America by Donna DiCello, Psy.D., and Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D. A book of love, loss, hope, and the creative continuance with emphasis on Italian heritage and its effect on the deep father/daughter bonds after death. Eat Now; Talk Later by James Vescovi A twist on the usual immigrant tale, this book tells the story of two Italians – born when oxen were used for plowing – facing the American world of refrigerators, telephones, and TV wrestling.   Francesca’s Song by Noreen Castelli Sweeney Based on a lifetime of letters between two girlfriends in America to Italy, the story chronicles twentieth century America through the eyes of a recalcitrant immigrant.   Free Gondola Ride by Kathleen Gonzalez A first-person narrative about the occupation, vessels, and lifestyles of Venice's gondoliers.   Heritage Italian American Style, 2nd Edition by Leon Radomile The revised second edition has been expanded from 1492 to 1776 fact-filled questions that highlight the endless contributions made by Italians and Italian Americans to western civilization.   Italian-American Fusion by John C. Liburdi Filled with interesting facts about the strong and beneficial Italian influence on the character of America. Italian American Writers on New Jersey Edited by Jennifer Gillan, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Edvige Giunta Fiction, poetry, memoir, oral histories, and journalistic pieces offer a chronicle of the Italian American experience in New Jersey from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century   The Journey of the Italians in America by Vincenza Scarpaci Traces the evolution of the Italian immigrant of the 1800s with 500 photographs that illustrate the story of the immigrants and their descendents.   Living la Dolce Vita: Bring the Passion, Laughter and Serenity of Italy into Your Daily Life by Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner, Ph.D. A documentation of the Italian cultural mindset that has historically helped Italians not only survive, but also to live joyfully—with passion, serenity, and laughter in daily living. Non soltanto un baule by Concetta Perna  (In Italian) Ten stories depicting the struggles that millions of Italians experienced in their search for a better life outside Italy. Old Italian Neighborhood Values by Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D. A dinner discussion about life in the 1950s as a comparison to life in the twenty-first century. Revisionary Identities: Strategies of Empowerment in the Writing of Italian American Women by Mary Ann Mannino A study of the cultural effects of their immigrant ancestors on the literature and poetry of Italian American women.   Searching for Italy in America’s Rural Heartland by Celeste Calvitto Stories of Italian immigrants who, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, came to America to find work in the Midwest in coal mines, on the railroads, and on farms.   The Secret of the Christmas Biscotti by Rita DeBona A story linking three generations of an Italian family.   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.   They Came By Ship: The Stories of the Calitrani Immigrants in America by Mario Toglia A compilation of recollections of people researching their roots to their ancestral town of Calitri in Southern Italy.   Thompson Street by Ralph Cutro The true story of the hardships, struggles, and triumphs of one family and their fellow inhabitants in New York's Greenwich Village during the tumultuous times of the first half of the 20th Century.   Time Takes No Time by Donna L. Gestri A story about love and life in a small Sicilian village at the end of the nineteenth century.   Treasure of My Heart by Christine Caligiuri The story of a young couple that emigrates from Southern Italy to America’s Heartland is told in this faithful depiction of ordinary life in the Italian community of Des Moines, Iowa during the early 20th century.   Under the Southern Sun: Stories of the Real Italy and the Americans It Created by Paul Paolicelli A  journey through southern Italy and the many fascinating elements of its society, history, and culture.
Jean e Roscoe vanno a Perugia by Jean L. Farinelli An Italian reader with illustrations and comprehensive exercises recounts, in lively dialogues, the month-long adventures of Jean and Roscoe studying Italian in Perugia at the University for Foreigners.
The Second Venice (Venezia Due) by Prof. (Hon.) Architect Askin Ozcan An American consortium (McBigBite and Pshht Cola) builds beside the real Venice a “Second Venice” which is “bigger and better,” and the story of life in this fake Venice. Where's the Minestrone? An Italian American Explores Italy by Peter S. Carusone  A look at Italy through the eyes of an Italian American who thought he knew what it meant to be “Italian” – a fun and family narrative replete with sentimentality, cross-cultural comparisons and outrageous humor.
The Adventures of Silvana and the Magic Unicorn by A. Longus An imaginative children's adventure tale about a young girl in New York and a magical flying unicorn, who journey back and forth through time and travel to Italy to learn about Silvana's heritage. The Garden and Forest Behind Grandpop's House by Vincent Iezzi The adventure begins listening to the flowers in the garden by the well, then visiting pleasant and inspiring places with a walk into the forest. Lilly, the Littlest Cricket by Beth Ann Mammola-Koravos  In a small village in Calabria, Lilly looks for guidance from her family as she tries new experiences to find her special “gift.” Olivia and the Little Way by Nancy Carabio Belanger; illustrated by Sandra Casali LewAllen A touching and heartfelt novel that celebrates the life of St Therese and will inspire young readers to follow her example and discover their own "Little Way" miracles. The Wonderful Travels of Drake by Peter T. Cavallaro The story follows the journey of a young boy, Drake, who accompanies his father and uncle on a trade expedition from their home in Naples to the mysterious land of Cathay, present-day China.
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