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SUMMERS IN SUPINO

Becoming Italian

by McLean, Maria Coletta

An Italian Canadian woman recounts her annual summer trips with her husband to her ancestral village of Supino, Italy, in this heartwarming hybrid of travel guide and memoir.

An Italian Canadian woman recounts her annual summer trips with her husband to her ancestral village of Supino, Italy, in this heartwarming hybrid of travel guide and memoir. Written with humor and heart, it describes her process of adjusting to life in her father’s hometown, as well as the eccentricities of its people. Supino’s colorful landscapes and citizens make for vivid stories, from pizzerias in sheep pastures and fish restaurants hidden in the woods to village-wide celebrations of figs, watermelon, azaleas, and artichokes. The book goes on to explain how with every trip, the budding Italian gains a deeper understanding of her connection to Supino and comes to more fully embrace her cultural heritage. Filled with brilliant stories about a fascinating land, this engaging narrative explores notions of identity and the restorative power of community.

Maria Coletta McLean is the author of the bestselling memoir My Father Came from Italy and the editor of Mamma Mia! Good Italian Girls Talk Back. She was the recipient of the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to Canadian literature. She lives in Toronto.

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Summers in Supino . . . is the kind of narrative that you can't help but love. . . . If you are looking for a good memoir to take your mind off of life in general and love to travel through words, this would be a perfect choice.

Review: ReadfulThingsBlog

Summers in Supino by Maria Coletta McLean is the kind of narrative that you can’t help but love. When you relax into the first chapter of this book you automatically know that you don’t want to do anything else for the duration. A warm cup of tea, a spot near the fireplace and this book made for a perfect evening of reading enjoyment.

Review: Ionia Martin

After her father's death, Maria and her husband Bob head to her father's home in Supino, Italy. There, they are greeted warmly and treated like family rather than visitors from Canada.

Review: Tracy Farnsworth/Roundtable Reviews

The intimate, lyrical style immediately draws the reader in.

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