On Persephone's Island by Mary Taylor Simeti
A Sicilian Journal (Vintage Departures)

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An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs--both rural and urban--from the perspectives of both a "foreigner" and a resident.

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Mary Taylor Simeti, an American writer who has kived in Silcily for almost forty years, is the author of "On Perephone's Island," "Pomp and Sustenanc"e, and "Bitter Almonds,"
Published December 8, 2010 by Vintage. 352 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Simeti, an American who married: into a Sicilian family and irresistibly described her quarter-century on the island in On Persephone's Island (1986), has now researched Sicilian food in its libraries, kitchens, and fields and come up with an evocative mixture of culinary history, literary quotat...

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