Choice and loss. The Italian-American experience.

Feb 09, 2016 1100

by Dolores Alfieri

Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the same name, among other books.

Our episode with Laurino airs on January 31st. Both are factors, of course, but I think it's the tale itself, the parable that rests at the heart of Roseto's rise and fall, which has really captured Anthony and me. Roseto is a small town established at the turn of the 20th Century by Italian immigrants.

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