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Italian Lessons Paperback – October 1, 2007
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After college, Peter traveled for several weeks in Italy before coming home to begin training to be an administrator in his family's nursing home business. He did not begin dabbling on the side with a writing career until later in his twenties when his girlfriend (and future wife) bought him an electric typewriter for his birthday. Not long after, while laid up recovering from knee surgery necessitated by a series of unfortunate rugby injuries, he decided to pass the time using it to write short stories. He later enrolled in some creative writing workshops at Brown University, attended the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and eventually began in his spare time to submit freelance articles to Rhode Island Monthly and other local magazines and newspapers.
In time Peter decided to put aside short stories and freelance writing, and try his hand at writing a novel. He wrote several before finally penning "Home To Italy". Published by Kensington Books in 2004, the story earned acclaim as a Book Sense "Pick" in September of that year and later as a "First Novel of Distinction".
Peter is now the author of six published novels, all set primarily in Rhode Island or Italy. Translated worldwide into over a dozen languages, his stories of life, love, friendship, and family have been featured in Reader's Digest Select Editions, Doubleday Book Club, and are favorites of library book clubs around the U.S.. His newest book, "The Glassblower's Apprentice", published by West Passage Publishing Company, was published in October, 2013.
Peter lives in Rhode Island with his wife, two children.
Top Customer Reviews
One of the reasons I decided to read this book is because I am attempting to learn Italian and thought it was nice to see Italian phrases sprinkled throughout the book. However, several times I questioned whether the phrase was correctly written, and was interested to see the post from the bilingual reviewer.
Ex. as written:
"Anywhere else you may call me Professore, but here I am simply Giancarlo, capito?"
"Capito," said Carter.
I think this should be "capisci?" or "capisce?" (if formal)..and Carter should reply "Capisco." "I understand." If I'm wrong and "capito" is an appropiate form that I haven't learned yet, my apologies to the author, but based on Bilingual's review I think there are some occasional problems with the use of the Italian language...maybe Pezzelli needs to find his own Giancarlo.
Light and predictable, the plot of this book serves its main purpose - that of a vehicle to carry Pizzelli's beautiful love letter to Italy - quite well. The story is merely icing on the cake. Peter Pezzelli's novels are what the ideal travel guide should be.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It showed how grudges can be held for rar too long so let them go. And family is the most important thing.Published 1 month ago by Lauren
You will love this one by Peter Pezzelli also. Who could not love the main character in this book?Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the two main characters and loved how the story unfolded . Yes it was slightly predictable but it was so nicely written it made for a great... Read morePublished 11 months ago by MicheleW
I love all Pezzelli's books but this is my favorite. You feel like you are in Italy and the book absorbs you.Published 16 months ago by Sally J. Nottage
My wife has enjoyed all of the Pezzelli books and this was no exception.Published 16 months ago by neil hart
If you like long, drawn-out romance novels, you might like this book. The "plot" was very transparent and boring.Published 17 months ago by Bettyfirst
I enjoyed this book very much its like you are living the life and I would recommend this to any one who wants to learn another language.Published 19 months ago by Jean