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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)

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)

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

Discover the heart of Sicilian culture through its sumptuous cuisine with this pocket guide. (ITL911, $13.95)

The Patience of the Spider

The Patience of the Spider


by Stephen Sartarelli | Andrea Camilleri

  • LITERATURE
  • 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
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Sicily in the British series with an equal focus on culture, history and travel information. (ITL161, $22.00)

Sometimes the Soul, Two Novellas of Sicily

Sometimes the Soul, Two Novellas of Sicily


by Gioia Timpanelli

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Timpanelli reworks ancient Sicilian tales into two captivating modern novellas; one, "Ruesna, Not Quite Love" is a lyrical retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," set against the rustic backdrop of rural Sicily. (ITL113, $15.00)

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, $15.00)

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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