Tomasina Decrescenzo, a retired operating room nurse and proud single mother from New York, has completed her new book “Two Left Feet”: a delightful tale following one girl growing up in Brooklyn. “The book is in the voice of an eleven-year-old girl (referencing ages ten to twelve) living in 1963 Brooklyn. She details her Italian/Sicilian family, t...

The book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso, presents a human perspective never addressed before about WW II. Usually, books about the War tend to be military jargon written by military officers. The story is narrated by the author as a child from events that he saw and heard  in Avella, Italy. The town is located in a valley which serves as a backy...

“Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti.” This month’s book is an interesting and fascinating story, from a brilliant author who created yet another masterpiece for the Italian literature.  Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an author, narrator, and playwright who reached his fame in the theat...

One book about talented people from the Abruzzo Region of Italy living abroad would surely be welcomed. Two books on that topic would be enough. And three would definitely be too many! However, author Dom Serafini, an Abruzzo native who’s lived in New York City for decades, does not want to do a disservice to the additional 58 deserving personaliti...

The luminous legacy of 20th-century author Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari (1920–1980) remains largely unknown here in the U.S. But in his native Italy, Rodari is a revered storyteller and educator, considered the father of the modern Italian children’s book, equal to Pinocchio creator Carlo Collodi in literary stature. More than a century after his birth...

Since opening in North Beach as a pop-up store specializing in Italian language books in 2017, Libreria Pino has outgrown several different locations in the neighborhood. Now, the bookstore’s starting a fresh chapter in bigger digs that will serve as its long-term home. For the past 18 months, owner Joseph Carboni has worked to transform the site o...

In the middle of Prohibition, it’s hard to find a beer in 1926 Lido, New York. But murder, lies, love and jealousy are all on tap at the Galliano Club. The Galliano Club? Yes, author Carmen Amato has returned to her roots to present the four-book Galliano Club thriller series, which takes place in the fictional city inspired by her real hometown. “...

A new historical fiction book will focus on the experience of Italian immigrants in Milford in the 19th and earth 20th centuries. Author Catherine Marenghi is known for her 2016 memoir "Glad Farm," which traced Marenghi's childhood growing up in a farmhouse in Milford. Her new book, "Our Good Name," is a work of fiction rooted in history. Marenghi...

A stunning book that bursts with the author’s passion for the delicious, healthy and colourful cuisine of his native Sardinia, as well photography (the author’s own) that captures the vistas, culture and joy de vivre of his fellow Sardinians. Dedicated to his mother, this volume of 50 carefully selected recipes showcases the vibrancy and mouth-wate...

On May 25, Netflix shared a teaser for their upcoming feel-good romance, Love & Gelato, and as an ardent reader of young-adult romance, I could not keep calm. The film is an adaptation of Jenna Evans Welch's book of the same name, published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and is set amidst the fairytale backdrop of the Italian summer. Written and dire...