On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 8, 2010 - Travel - 352 pages
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An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs--both rural and urban--from the perspectives of both a "foreigner" and a resident.

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

A charming "My Summer in Tuscany" type of travel book written by an American author who travels to Sicily, marries a Sicilian, and stays. Travel combined with local history and family tales and a very ... Read full review

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User Review  - LauGal - LibraryThing

Very good book abt life in Sicily,its history and traditions. Highly recommended. Written by an American women that went to visit and never left.She married and rasied her family in Sicily. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Mary Taylor Simeti is an American expert in Sicilian medieval and culinary history. Simeti’s book, On Persephone’s Island: A Sicilian Journal, chronicles a year on Sicily, the Mediterranean island that she called her permanent home after visiting for a year. Her other books include Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-five Centuries of Sicilian Food, Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy's Abundant Isle and more. She has also contributed numerous articles on Sicily to the New York Times’ travel section.

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