Growing Up Italian in God's Country

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  • Paperback
  • 251 pages
  • Growing Up Italian in God's Country
  • Patricia Costa Viglucci
  • 25 February 2017
  • 9780964591486

About the Author: Patricia Costa Viglucci

From author s website I am a native of Potter County in north central Pennsylvania which is still the wildest part of the Commonwealth The wooded Allegheny Mountains have been my spiritual haven from an early age The sun filtering down through tall trees to the pine needle floor, the scent of hemlock, and the murmur of rock filled mountain streams spell home to me.I was born in Aus


Growing Up Italian in God's CountryGrowing Up Italian In God S Country Stories From The Wilds Of Pennsylvania Details The Struggles And Triumphs Of Four Generations Of The Author S Family From When Her Great Grandfather Giuseppe Policastro Emigrated From The Middle Apennines East Of Salerno To The Virgin Forests Of North Central Pennsylvania To Find Work On The Legendary Logging Railroad, The Buffalo And Susquehanna Her Great Grandmother Vittoria Followed In , Walking Miles With Four Small Children To Get To The Steamship In Naples Interviews With Family Members Including Two Great Aunts In Their Late Nineties Give This Story An On The Scene Quality Other Family Members Tell Their Stories In Their Own Words Including The Author S Father, Sam Costa Sr Who Relates How He Was Pulled From The Raging Waters Of The Austin, PA Paper Mill Dam Break Which Claimed Lives There Are Also First Hand Accounts From Other Relatives And Neighbors, Some Now In Their Eighties, Who Talk About Growing Up In The Twenties And Thirties During The Depression The Author Concludes With Her Own Memories Of Schooldays In The Forties, Of The Impact Of World War II On Their Mountain Towns, And The Idyllic Holidays And Vacations At Her Maternal Grandparents Home Deep In The Susquehannock Forest Alongside The Sinnemahoning Creek Kerosene Lamps, Patchwork Quilts And Homemade Noodles Against A Backdrop Of Dirt Roads, Mountain Streams And A One Room Schoolhouse Figure In The Telling As Do A Mangy Bobcat, Rattlesnakes And A Railroad That Wound Around The Mountain In What Was Once A Booming Logging Town Despite The Hardships Recorded, The Book Is Laced With Humor

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10 thoughts on “Growing Up Italian in God's Country

  1. Sue says:

    I received this book from the author as a first read winner.I thoroughly enjoyed this book about four generations of Italian Americans in their success and struggle in rural Pennsylvania Patricia Costa Viglucci hit a home run with this book I felt like she was sitting next to me,showing pictures and telling me humorous tales of her family I especially liked the tale of the nail polish and two coats and Jesus and his appendix As a third generation Italian American I often wondered about stories of the old world as my grandfather passed on in 1996 While I was reading I could better understand the customs, beliefs, and roots of the Italians.Thank you for an enjoyable book.

  2. Kayt18 says:

    Great read Fun information about growing up Italian Got an extra book as well Both are well written and enjoyable to read Even to someone that isnt Italian like me These are really interesting I received a copy from Goodreads for an honest review.

  3. Lacinda Brooks says:

    I m enjoying this book and I feel as if I am having a warm conversation with family Patricia is engaging and her life is very interesting, I m grateful for the peek inside her memories.