Summers in Supino by Maria Coletta McLean
Becoming Italian

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An Italian Canadian woman recounts her annual summer trips with her husband to her ancestral village of Supino, Italy, in this heartwarming hybrid of travel guide and memoir. Written with humor and heart, it describes her process of adjusting to life in her father’s hometown, as well as the eccentricities of its people. Supino’s colorful landscapes and citizens make for vivid stories, from pizzerias in sheep pastures and fish restaurants hidden in the woods to village-wide celebrations of figs, watermelon, azaleas, and artichokes. The book goes on to explain how with every trip, the budding Italian gains a deeper understanding of her connection to Supino and comes to more fully embrace her cultural heritage. Filled with brilliant stories about a fascinating land, this engaging narrative explores notions of identity and the restorative power of community.

About Maria Coletta McLean

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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.
Published April 1, 2013 by ECW Press. 193 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Canadian writer McLean continues the charming tales of her annual vacations to Italy she began in My Father Came from Italy. Rural Supino, southeast of Rome, is full of the down-to-earth characters and humorous events readers have come to expect in travel memoirs, and McLean and her husband, Bob,...

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