Happy to have a plug from the National Italian American Foundation of which I am a proud member. You can check out the entire E Newsletter here
It’s been a while since I reposted anything from Jovina, mainly because I am a little behind in my reading and blogging these days. I keep commenting to her about compiling all of her Little Italy material together into a book–she does such a magnificent job of describing the history, the culture and the food in these spots all across the USA. I have never been disappointed, and you can just read the care and focus that go into each post.
If you’re like me, you have a hard time picturing Italian Americans South of New York and Philly. I never knew the important role that Italian Americans played and continue to play in places like West Virginia. So cool is all I can say.
Great job again Jovina! Hope everyone enjoys this post. And follow her if you aren’t already!
- Jovina Coughlin posted blog posts (bloggymoms.com)
I am pleased and just a little bit proud to say that A Girl From the Hill is ready for Pre-Order!!
Yes I know I sound like a cheesy ad for laundry detergent. But the writing/self publishing process has left me with little pride, not to mention a bill or two to pay .
The book will be out in a few weeks, but I would like to run a little promotion so that you can buy one of the first 100 signed copies, and save some postage to boot, compared to ordering online. Paperback sells for $11.99. Hardcover is also available for $28.99.
A Girl From the Hill also makes a great gift- even if it’s a few days after Mothers’ Day. So if you please help me spread the word and buy 5 copies, you can get the fifth one FREE. Yes I’m shameless.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in pre-ordering. Love to you all, and Mille Grazie (a thousand thanks)
An amazing story of how intolerance ingrained within our nation’s roots – even for Italian Americans. I never knew about the New Orleans mass lynching of Italian Americans in 1851. I don’t want to spread negativity but it’s important to understand these actions and beliefs from the past to help us frame the present and make a better future.http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/10/opinion/falco-italian-immigrants/index.html
- When Italian immigrants were ‘the other’ (cnn.com)
- The painful experience of becoming American (craigconsidinetcd.wordpress.com)
- Reading the Voices of Rhode Island’s Italian Americans (pattytmitchell.com)