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Stolen Figs, And Other Adventures in Calabria

Stolen Figs, And Other Adventures in Calabria

by Mark Rotella

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A warmly told, refreshingly candid account of travels and adventures in the south of Italy from the grandson of a Calabrese. (ITL465, $16.00)

Calabrian Tales

by Peter Chiarella

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES

Chiarella retells the stories of injustice, poverty, avarice and survival his grandmother, father and mother told him of life in Calabria. The main character is the author's great aunt Marianna who became the mistress of a wealthy noble and whose lifestyle shamed her relatives. (ITA160, $21.95)

National Geographic Naples and Southern Italy

National Geographic Naples and Southern Italy

by Tim Jepson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

This attractive, visual guidebook features photographs, maps and information on history, culture and nature. Includes Puglia, Basilicata, Campania and Calabria, along with excursions to Sicily and Sardinia. (ITL802, $21.95)

Calabria Map

Calabria Map

by Touring Club Italiano

  • MAP

Detailed map of Reggio Calabria Province, scale 1:150,000. (ITL496, $13.95)

 
Blue Guide Southern Italy

Blue Guide Southern Italy


by Paul Blanchard

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Southern Italy and especially its archaeology, history and culture. With maps and site plans. (ITL257, $34.95)

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary


by Rick Steves

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 446 PAGES

This compact phrase book, organized thematically and with a brief dictionary, also includes Steves' insight into how to break the ice and make friends around the world. (ITL424, $12.99)

Cucina Di Calabria, Treasured Recipes and Family Traditions from Southern Italy


by Mary Amabile Palmer

  • FOOD
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

For centuries, Calabrian food has remained relatively undiscovered because few recipes were divulged beyond tightly knit villages or even family circles, but Palmer has gathered 200 robust recipes from the home of her ancestors. (ITA159, $24.95)

My Calabria

My Calabria


by Janet Fletcher | Rosetta Costantino

  • FOOD
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 352 PAGES

Calabrian-born Costantino celebrates the rustic culinary traditions, food and culture of Italy's "boot" and the fiery simplicity of its food. (ITA194, $39.95)

Italy, A Short History

Italy, A Short History


by Harry Hearder

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present. (ITL56, $29.99)

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind


by Beppe Severgnini

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. Severgnini opens the book with a snapshot of the hubbub at Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia. (ITL718, $15.00)

The Italians

The Italians


by John Hooper

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES
  • COMING IN JANUARY

Italy correspondent for The Economist Hooper explores Italy -- its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture -- in this illuminating portrait. (ITA528, $28.95)

The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily

The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily


by Fausto Longo | Lorena Jannelli | Luca Cerchiai

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

An engaging history of the Western Greek colonies in Sicily and southern Italy in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., featuring 240 magnificent color illustrations, maps and a site-by-site review of major archaeological sites. (ITL751, $45.00)

Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Story of a Year

Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Story of a Year


by Carlo Levi | Frances Frenaye

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 268 PAGES

An affecting memoir of southern Italy, originally published in 1947, it stems from the author's forced relocation to the region as punishment for anti-fascist political activity. (ITL09, $16.00)

Italian Days

Italian Days


by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 479 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Grizzuti Harrison writes with warmth and depth of her journey from Milan south to Calabria in this sprightly account of Italy and the Italians. (ITL02, $16.00)

La Bella Lingua

La Bella Lingua


by Dianne Hales

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES
  • NEW

Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir. (ITA26, $15.00)

Old Calabria

Old Calabria


by Norman Douglas

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 357 PAGES

A classic account of adventures in southernmost Italy, first published in 1915. (ITL475, $21.00)

Unto the Sons

Unto the Sons


by Gay Talese

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A wide-ranging memoir of the Talese family, from their origin in the Calabrian town of Maida through emigration to the United States in the early 20th century and settling in Ocean City, New Jersey. (ITL145, $17.00)

End Games

End Games


by Michael Dibdin

  • MYSTERY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Murder, eccentric millionaires, American film scouts and buried treasure all figure prominently in Dibdin's last Zen mystery, set in the hill towns of Calabria. (ITL873, $15.00)

Italian Folktales

Italian Folktales


by Italo Calvino

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 763 PAGES

A treasured collection of 200 lively folk tales presented by one of the modern masters of Italian fiction. Calvino's elegant rendering of these old stories reveals his great affection for the folkloric traditions of his childhood. (ITL314, $25.00)

Italy in Mind

Italy in Mind


by Alice Powers

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 349 PAGES

A terrific collection of some of the best literary writing on Italy, including pieces by Melville, Lawrence, Henry James, Mary McCarthy and many others. (ITL39, $18.95)

Italy, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Italy, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by Lawrence Venuti

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Not just a literary companion, this anthology is also a who's who of contemporary Italian writers that captures the spirit, history and allure of the country. (ITL466, $14.95)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe


by Margaret and Roland Spohn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs. (EUR46, $21.95)

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