The Ghosts of Italy

The Ghosts of Italy

by Angela Paolantonio


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537410913
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/04/2016
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Angela Paolantonio, whose grandparents landed at Ellis Island, was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. Her love of photography began as she watched her father expose and develop contact sheets on the family kitchen table.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History degree from Long Island University, Southampton, New York. She is a writer and photographer, curator, and consultant for art and photography exhibits, books, and events, both in Italy and the U.S.

Angela lives in Calitri, Italy, on via Fontana, in the house where her grandmother was born.

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The Ghosts of Italy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Nancygh More than 1 year ago
In reading this book I have the advantage of (1.) Living in Italy myself, and (2.) Having once visited Calitri on a whim, having no idea what it was like. We did have a chance meeting with Angela on that visit. When I heard she had written a book I was very intrigued and wanted to read it. I purchased a copy here in Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved its pace and sequencing through her whole journey from tentative beginnings to full embrace into her two family lines. The love affair was obviously very important to her but, for me, secondary to the rest of the story. Although I live in Umbria, considered to be very traditionally Italian, it holds no candle to these remote and isolated villages in the south. The rituals associated with everyday life there are incredible. That a grown, fully independent woman would have to be escorted by a male relative to meet the parents of her boyfriend, even in the 21st century is jaw dropping. If you love all things Italian or, especially, have Italian heritage I think you will really love this book.
CalitriMarlene More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone who loves travel; for anyone who loves Family History; for anyone who loves Italy, romance and so much more. I have been to those small hill towns of Southern Italy and Angela captures it perfectly. She takes you on her personal journey back to the roots of her ancestors. (Finding romance along the way). You can almost feel the warm summer breeze and hear the church bells ringing. She takes you there with her and you will be totally engrossed in the experience. I recommend this book highly.