Summers In Supino: Becoming Italian by Maria Coletta McleanSummers In Supino: Becoming Italian by Maria Coletta Mclean

Summers In Supino: Becoming Italian

byMaria Coletta Mclean

Paperback | April 1, 2013

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An Italian Canadian woman recounts her annual summer trips with her husband to her ancestral village of Supino, Italy, in this heartwarming hybrid of travel guide and memoir. Written with humor and heart, it describes her process of adjusting to life in her father’s hometown, as well as the eccentricities of its people. Supino’s colorful landscapes and citizens make for vivid stories, from pizzerias in sheep pastures and fish restaurants hidden in the woods to village-wide celebrations of figs, watermelon, azaleas, and artichokes. The book goes on to explain how with every trip, the budding Italian gains a deeper understanding of her connection to Supino and comes to more fully embrace her cultural heritage. Filled with brilliant stories about a fascinating land, this engaging narrative explores notions of identity and the restorative power of community.
Maria Coletta McLean is the author of the bestselling memoir My Father Came from Italy and the editor of Mamma Mia! Good Italian Girls Talk Back. She was the recipient of the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to Canadian literature. She lives in Toronto.
Title:Summers In Supino: Becoming ItalianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770411372

ISBN - 13:9781770411371

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Summers in Supino - Becoming Italian Enjoyed reading the story. Would like to read the first book about her father and the struggle her Father with the new way of life in a new country and different language. Thanks
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As good as a holiday in Italy I liked the friends she and her hubby made. The life they lived while there which harks back to times when neighbours talked to each other and socialised together instead of watching TV or playing video games. People cared for each other and helped each other out. Changes occurred to the community and with Maria and Bob but the caring didn't.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So depressing at the end... The book start with a light note, but at the end, prepare yourself for the most depressing book ever. Definitely not a book to cheer you up.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer in Supino Thanks for the wonderful story! I really enjoyed I am from Italy and I leave in Brampton, your story brought me back in my own village were people are simple and genuine like the one in Supino. Good luck with your work and with your life.
Date published: 2013-09-09

Editorial Reviews

"McLean wields humour and heart to tell her stories of grief and the restorative powers of community. Read it: On the deck at sunset, with a glass of Italian wine in hand."—Cottage Life