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La Nostra Costa / Our Coast: A Family's Journey to and from the North Coast of Santa Cruz, California (1923-1983)

Comelli, Ivano Franco

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ISBN 10: 1420879766 / ISBN 13: 9781420879766
Published by Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., 2006
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Book has a crease down the front cover, discoloration to the text block, scuffing and scratching to the covers, and light shelf wear to the edges. Otherwise the book is in very good condition with clean, crisp pages and a strong binding. Book is signed by author on first page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 087681

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Title: La Nostra Costa / Our Coast: A Family's ...

Publisher: Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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I work everyday in these fields I am ankle deep in mud all I smell is pattume and in a couple of hours il vento will blow dirt and debris in my face Next month the rains will come they will soak me through and I will have to carry those wet sprout sacks up and down these muddy rows I work ten to twelve hours every day for very little money My young son is sick and I cannot pay the doctor My young wife is pregnant and our second baby is on its way Where will I get the money to feed another mouth I promised my beautiful wife an easy life in America all she got was hard work and desperate times If there is a God up there why doesn t he show himself Why doesn t he make my son well Why doesn t he help me I need more money O God if you are up there why don t you wave your hand and make things better for me Not really expecting an answer the rancere lowered his head and with his shavola slowly returned to working the soil Then from out of the thick eerie mist he thought he heard someone perhaps a woman say in a soft and gentle voice O rancere mi Don t you know You live su per la costa not Heaven

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Ivano Franco Comelli, the son of Italian immigrants, was born and raised on the coastal ranches located in Santa Cruz County a few miles south of San Francisco. He at tend the local schools in Santa Cruz and in 1955 he enrolled at the Police School at San Jose State College. In 1959 he was graduated from that College with and AB in Police and subsequently joined the San Jose City Police Force. He retired from the Police Department in 1989 with the rank of Captain. Since his retirement, he has been active in the preservation and promulgation of Davenport and Coast Road History. "La Nostra Costa" is his first book. He currently lives with his wife Mildred in Monterey County, California.

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