Summers in Supino: Becoming Italian

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Escape to Italy with this heartwarming memoir Every summer Maria and her husband, Bob, went to their little house in the Italian village of Supino, and every year it was a new adventure. Only in Supino would you find a pizzeria in a sheep pasture, a seafood restaurant hidden in the woods, or an electrical cord draped from one balcony to the next so neighbours could share power. In Supino, they celebrate the first figs of the season; host watermelon, azalea, and artichoke festivals; and take pleasure in the magical view of the stars in the summer sky. Written with humour and heart, Summers in Supino is Maria Coletta McLean’s memoir of these summers with Bob, as she becomes accustomed to the town her father grew up in and the peculiarities of the people who live there. Cousin Guido argues with their neighbour over who can plant a grapevine and therefore reap the harvest. Villagers debate whether one neighbour can trade the installation of some terra cotta tiles and the use of a pizza oven (he has yet to build) for the land beneath Bob and Maria’s patio. And as Maria comes to understand her connection to this wonderful place, Bob proposes they open a coffee bar on the piazza. Full of wonderfully vivid stories of Italy, Summers in Supino also explores loss, grief, and the restorative power of community.

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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.

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"Summers in Supino . . . is the kind of narrative that you can't help but love. . . . If you are looking for a good memoir to take your mind off of life in general and love to travel through words, this would be a perfect choice." —www.ReadfulThingsBlog.com

"The intimate, lyrical style immediately draws the reader in." —Quill & Quire (April 2013)

 "Summers in Supino is a memoir filled with humor, love, and recovery...If you want an emotional, descriptive read, Summers in Supino is an excellent choice." Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews 

"This surprising memoir brings much more than travel, food, and scenery...Maria Coletta McLean's beautiful tribute to her husband, her family (both Canadian and Italian) is much more than a summer read.  It's a memoir of love, loss and comfort." —Tutu's Two Cents

"[McLean] quickly transports readers into the charm and richness of village life."—Publishers Weekly (June 2013)

"This beautiful memoir will entertain and touch your heart, and have you wishing for a little piece of Italy for yourself."—Sacramento Book Review (June 2013)

 

"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

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