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Between Salt Water and Holy Water, A History of Southern Italy

Between Salt Water and Holy Water, A History of Southern Italy


by Tommaso Astarita

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Astarita captures the fanfare, rivalry and changing fortunes of Sicily from antiquity through Norman, Spanish and Bourbon rule to unification and the 20th century. (ITL597, $22.95)

The Brewer of Preston

The Brewer of Preston


by Andrea Camilleri

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A comic novel of power, state-building and opera set in mid-1800s Sicily. When their new prefect decides to produce a mediocre opera, some Sicilians hatch a plot to ruin his event. (ITA520, $15.00)

Cadogan Guide Sicily

Cadogan Guide Sicily


by Dana Facaros

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A comprehensive look at the region from the excellent British guidebook series. (ITL115, $18.95)

Coming Home to Sicily, Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie

Coming Home to Sicily, Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie


by Alice Waters | Guy Ambrosino | Fabrizia Lanza

  • FOOD
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 311 PAGES

The food of Sicily comes to life in this narrative cookbook. Fabrizia Lanza, former editor of Gourmet magazine, returns to her family's Sicilian estate to assist her aging mother with the Case Vecchie cooking school. Packed with more than 100 family recipes and beautiful photos by Guy Ambrosino. (ITA540, $30.00)

The Day of the Owl

The Day of the Owl


by Leonardo Sciascia | Archibald Colquhoun | Arthur Oliver | George Scialabba

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 136 PAGES

A mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work, Sciascia's beautifully paced novella traces Captain Bellodi's investigation of a man shot dead as he runs to catch a bus in a small Sicilian town. (ITL596, $12.95)

Eat Smart in Sicily, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

Eat Smart in Sicily, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure


by Joan Peterson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A slim pocket guide that focuses solely on the cuisine of the island and the influences that the Greeks, Norman French, Tunisians and Italians have had on its delectable dishes. (ITL911, $13.95)

The Patience of the Spider

The Patience of the Spider


by Stephen Sartarelli | Andrea Camilleri

  • MYSTERY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Book number eight in Camilleri's series, starring the world-weary, earthy -- and now aging not so gracefully -- Inspector Montalbano (made into a wildly popular television series in Italy). (ITL826, $15.00)

Rough Guide Sicily

Rough Guide Sicily


by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Sicily in the British series with an equal focus on culture, history and travel information. (ITL161, $21.99)

The Sicilian Mafia, A True Crime Travel Guide

The Sicilian Mafia, A True Crime Travel Guide


by Carl Russo

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

This is the first in-depth guide devoted to mafia in Sicily. Organized geographically to help plan a self-guided car trip. (ITA466, $18.95)

That Summer In Sicily, A Love Story

That Summer In Sicily, A Love Story


by Marlena de Blasi

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

De Blasi writes beautifully as she unfolds the true story of a remarkable Sicilian woman, once mistress to a prince. It's both a suspenseful love story and a glimpse of local history. (ITL954, $16.00)

Archaeology of Ancient Sicily

Archaeology of Ancient Sicily


by R. Ross Holloway

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

A concise, marvelously lucid history of the civilizations and archaeology of Sicily from the Paleolithic to the Romans. With illustrations, site diagrams and maps. (ITL521, $51.95)

 

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