Stefano and the Tuscan Piazza
About the Book
WHEN STEFANO AND THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLES was published a few years ago, it was praised as “a touching and richly told piece that invites you to pull up a chair and listen in to a trove of family stories filled with tradition and insight.” Another reviewer wrote, “Love love love this book. So many wonderful lessons for little children and adults to learn,” and a third said the book “transcends nationalities and is ultimately a relationship book about the special bond a young boy shares with his grandfather.” THE BOY STEFANO and his grandfather return in this sequel, with Stefano and his family moving to a house in a beautifully preserved medieval piazza. Nonno transports Stefano to the Middle Ages with stories about dukes and peasants, knights and saints, pilgrims and ghosts, glorious feasts and bloody battles. The reader, too, is carried back to another time, another place.
About the Author
THE SON OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, Paul Salsini is a veteran journalist and university instructor who has won awards for his works of fiction, all set in Tuscany, the region of his roots. His books include the six-volume “A Tuscan Series” that traces the lives of people in a village near Lucca from World War II to the year 2000. His most recent book is “The Ghosts of the Garfagnana.” He and his wife Barbara have three children and four grandchildren and live in Milwaukee with their cat Rosie.