Author of book on Italian immigrant family to speak Saturday

Jul 08, 2015 1300

by Tom Jackson

Author Paul Gentile, who wrote a biography of his Italian immigrant grandparents, will talk and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Mr. Smith's Coffeehouse, 140 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.

Gentile is the author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," 270 pages long, which tells of his grandparents' lives in the mining towns of Colorado and the steel mill towns of western Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. The book has just been published by Bottom Dog Press Inc., of Huron, which is run by Huron writer and retired English professor Larry Smith.

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