In Revere, In Those Days (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In this richly evocative novel--the moving story of one boy's coming of age--acclaimed author Roland Merullo will make you nostalgic for a small Massachusetts city called Revere even if you've never been there. Providing a window into an unspoiled America of forty years ago, In Revere welcomes you to the fiercely loyal and devoted Italian-American family of the Benedettos.

Although he was orphaned as a child, young Anthony Benedetto was always surrounded by family, and the vibrant warmth of the Revere community. His Uncle Peter, a former Golden Gloves boxer whose days of glory were behind him, believed Tonio was bound for great things. So did his daughter Rosie, Tonio's favorite cousin, who would take many wrong turns--away from Tonio--through adolescence. His gentle grandparents, who took him in, encouraged him to claim a future outside of Revere, but the warm, unconditional love of his family, and the smells and sounds of Revere stay with him forever.


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Review: In Revere, In Those Days (Revere Beach Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

I mostly loved this book, the characters, the dialogue, the insights and descriptions. I give it 3 1/2 stars though because it left me unsettled. More than nostalgia, there was a melancholy, a dense ... Read full review

Review: In Revere, In Those Days (Revere Beach Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Catherine Marenghi - Goodreads

In Revere, In Those Days This lovely novel made me think I was reading a memoir -- it was so vivid and true to a time and place. Refreshingly, this story of an Italian-American family is NOT about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Roland Merullo is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Brown University. He has written for Newsweek, Forbes FYI, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications. He is the author of three previous, highly praised novels, the most recent of which, Revere Beach Boulevard, was a finalist for the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award. He lives with his wife and two children in western Massachusetts.


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