- File Size: 1525 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lou Baldin; First edition edition (January 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006WPJ616
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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AN ITALIAN FAMILY, CAPISCE? Kindle Edition
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The reader engages unforgotten experience of a family going through the most difficult times in modern History. Lou's skillful writing and extraordinary memory was putting me in the picture through the words in the events described, i could feel my heart was racing while experiencing the escape and survival of Lou's Father-Lino during the horrific WWII, i could sense the despair and hunger, and the utmost joy when a small relief came along the way... i believe it was a relief from 'above'. Miraculously, Lino (Lou's father) life was saved many times, when the allies bombed the convoy he was about to forced on, then again when he remained out of a farm house that food was given by hospitable people, later to be slaughtered by the Germans. He managed to survive extreme hunger and keep high spirit not losing himself to the war terrible affect on human psych. Lou shares with the reader as well his own experiences as a child growing up inside the life created for him by Clelia (Mother) and Lino, the sun in the garden in Verona, and 'La Befana' . You can smell the steamy fresh breads while entering to the Bakeries the family was operating. 'La Mano'- The hand. Appears twice in this book, once in the beginning and once when it rested on the shoulder of Clelia, marking the beginning of the upturn and blossom of the beautiful family of 11 children, and 20 Grandchildren. Thank you Luigi,Marcellina, Joseph, Linda, Zamira, Flavia, Clelia and Lino for making it all and make also Lou happen!
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A very realistic portrayal of Italy prior and during the wwII years, and what life is like in a big family. I enjoyed it very muchLife in a large Itallian family.Published 9 months ago by L. Patrick