If you are interested in Rhode Island history, you may have already come across the work of Paul Caranci. If not, this post by Paul may inspire you to learn more about the author and the topic. He will be at the ARIA 3rd Annual ARIA Book Expo on December 5th. Stop by and meet him to learn even more about this beautiful, strange state that many of us live in.
Thanks to Mandyevebarett’s Blog for including me in this game of tag- here goes…
What is the working title of your book?
‘A Girl from the Hill: My Mother’s Journey from Italian Girl to American Woman”
Where did the idea come from for the book?
My mother has been taking down her memories for years, and at first I was just going to type out her journals for her. But she left out so many details about her own strength and struggles that I didn’t think her notes did her justice. I felt it was time for her story to be properly told. In the process I found out a lot about myself, and about the differences and similarities between us. It’s really been a wonderful adventure in learning and bonding.
Dr. Ed Iannuccilli has written two great books about growing up as an Italian American in Providence, Rhode Island during the 50’s. If you’re local it would be well worth it to drop by the PPL to hear him speak.
The Italian American Historical Society provides information and entertainment about the Italian American heritage and culture in Rhode Island . There is more to Rhode Island Italians than Federal Hill and Providence and the society sheds light on it all. They sponsor wonderful events, provide scholarships and are a very active with all things Italian.http://www.iahsofri.org/
- Reading the Voices of Rhode Island’s Italian Americans (pattytmitchell.com)
- Tours d’Italia 2013 (pattytmitchell.com)