One of the great things about modern libraries that is sometimes taken for granted is the access to books of many cultures and ages they make available.  Such was not always the case. With the fall of the Roman Empire in the west and the unsettled conditions of the ensuing centuries, an unspeakable amount of books were lost either through deliberat...

Saturday, January 12 2019, from 18:00 to 20:00 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Celebrating the Literary Work and Legacy of Louise DeSalvo. With the following guests: Mary Cappello, author of "Night Bloom and Life Breaks in: A Mood Almanack". Nancy Caronia coeditor of "Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the...

Eager readers filled Watchung Booksellers in Montclair to hear first-time novelist, Jeffrey J. Antonucci of Wayne, speak about his newly published book, Deep Within a Blueberry Sky, on December 5. His inspiring presentation about the experience of evolving from a background as a bricklayer to a published author truly wowed the audience, especially...

A local brother and sister have teamed up to tell the story of their grandfather, who was wrongly accused of murder in 1933. “Mixed-Up Innocence: Murder at the Spaghetti House” examines “age-old problems of bigotry and corruption,” according to authors Julie “Ju-Ju” DeLillo and Michael Natale Jr. Their grandfather, Frank A. Natale, who was accused...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #110 magazine of We the Italians! First of all: Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Another year went by, full of Italian excellences, here at We the Italians.

Angelo Spina, professor of Italian language and literature at Rutgers University, Newark, recently publishedIl Cucchiaio Trafugato  (The Stolen Spoon).  The novel tells the story of an old Italian immigrant, who one day, decides to leave New York, the city in which he lives, and from which he had hoped to run away from the oppressive fascist cultur...

Any reader with a passion for food, wine, literature, and, most of all, the streets of Florence, will find the release of Andrew Cotto’s latest novel, Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure, a rare delight to the senses and intellect. Through Cotto’s hypnotic prose, one finds themselves lost in the less-explored villages of Italy as they harvest wild...

Victoria Surliuga is Associate Professor of Italian Studies, Italian Program Coordinator and World Cinema Coordinator in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. She has studied Comparative Literature at Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers Universit...

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward) made a surprise announcement at a Near West Side meeting Nov. 14, telling a community group that officials will name the new library on Taylor Street the Little Italy Branch. The Little Italy Chicago Community Association (LICNA) formed more than a year ago to oppose plans for the library, including its location, archit...

In her latest and 18th book, Adriana Trigiani pays tribute to her late mother, the Big Band Era and the Jersey Shore. Trigiani has written a book a year since 2000 and has also done a couple of screenplays. The latest is a family saga, tracing one woman's life from just after she's out of high school to her death as an old woman. In this passage fr...