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Stolen Figs And Other Adventures in Calabria

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ISBN-10: 0865476969

ISBN-13: 9780865476967

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Rotella

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Calabria is the toe of the boot that is Italy -- a rugged peninsula where grapevines and fig and olive trees cling to the mountainsides during scorching summers. Calabria is also a seedbed of Italian-American culture; in North America, more people of Italian heritage trace their roots to Calabria than to almost any other region in Italy. Mark Rotella's Stolen Figs -- named a Best Travel Book of 2003 by Condeacute; Nast Traveler -- is a marvelous evocation of Calabria. A grandson of Calabrese immigrants, Rotella persuades his father to visit the region for the first time in thirty years; once there, he meets Giuseppe, a postcard photographer who becomes his guide. As they travel around the…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Mark Rotella is the author ofStolen Figs and Other Adventures in Calabria(NPP, 2003). A senior reviews editor atPublishers Weekly, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their two children.

The Road to Gimigliano
La Storia Della Calabria
Ritorno Alla Calabria
An Old Tale
The Bread of Life
Palm Sunday
A Medieval Village
A View From Home
North to the Edge of the World
Mattia Preti's Village
The Land of Tufo
As Simple As a Panino
Easter Preparations in Ciro
Stolen Figs
The Tin Man
The Lost City of Sibari
The Keeper of the Sanctuary
The Albanian Passion Play
Limoncello At Giuseppe's
Good Friday
The Silk Weavers
Pasquetta in Sila
La Madonna Di Porto
La Strada Dei Due Mari: Maida and Tiriolo
The Potters of Squillace
Gimigliano According to Masino
A Journey South
The Perfect Shot
When Centuries Collide
Reggio Di Calabria
Garibaldi, Musolino, and Tony Bennett
Where They Speak Greek
Traveling At Night Through Rows of Olive Trees
My Grandmother's Story
An Italian-American
Calabria, Full Circle
Limoncello with Giuseppe
La Festa Della Madonna Di Porto