Weeks before Christmas, little Stefano sits down with his grandfather Nonno and they put together their nativity scene, or presepio, one figure a day. Nonno tells Stefano the amazing story of each of the miniature people and about the wondrous miracles that happen when they visit the Baby Jesus. This is a story for grandparents, parents, children -- and everyone else!
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About the Author
He is the author of three historical novels that make up "A Tuscan Trilogy." The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany is the story of a group of villagers trapped in a farmhouse during WWII. The book received First Place in Fiction from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany describes a partisan's relentless search for a collaborator of a Nazi massacre, and the just-published Dino's Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany is about a boy who comes of age helping the poor and destitute during the devastating flood in Florence in 1966. In 2012, he published a collection of short stories, The Temptation of Father Lorenzo, which brought the characters in the trilogy into the 1970s.
He received the Sons of Italy 2011 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Excellence in Literature.
He and his wife Barbara have three children and four grandchildren and live in Milwaukee with their cat Bella.