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  - pnorman4345 - LibraryThing

Mary Taylor went to Sicily after college graduation and married a Sicilian. She presents her life on the island by seasons, not chronologically. She talks of the flowers ( a lot), of the food, the ... Read full review

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Simeti is a Radcliffe grad who traveled to Italy to write a paper, and ended up marrying a Sicilian. She recounts her life in and around Palermo as an expat. The book is organized by the four seasons ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Mary Taylor Simeti, an American writer who has kived in Silcily for almost forty years, is the author of "On Perephone's Island," "Pomp and Sustenanc"e, and "Bitter Almonds,"

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