Milford's Italian Experience Focus Of New Historical Fiction Novel

Jun 14, 2022 185

BY: Neal McNamara

A new historical fiction book will focus on the experience of Italian immigrants in Milford in the 19th and earth 20th centuries. Author Catherine Marenghi is known for her 2016 memoir "Glad Farm," which traced Marenghi's childhood growing up in a farmhouse in Milford. Her new book, "Our Good Name," is a work of fiction rooted in history.

Marenghi conducted lots of research — overseas in Italy and in Milford — to make sure the events depicted in her book matched the real lives of immigrants, including members of her family. "I share a lot of stories that are emblematic of what happened in the era," she said.

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