Stories from Italy’s Most Captivating Region

by Paul Salsini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663225511
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781663225528

About the Book

FROM WWI TO COVID, from Florence to the tiny villages of Tuscany, stories of love, courage and adventure from award-winning author Paul Salsini.


"So we became spies. When Maria and I would enter a village we would find out if there were any Germans or Fascists there so the partisans would know if it was safe to enter. Sometimes we’d be stopped, but mostly we just looked like simple Italian women with scarves on our heads and prayer books in our hands. We always told them we were going to church to pray for the end of the war." From "The Staffetta"

"Anna, can I tell you something? After I left you on the doorstep that night, I couldn't stop thinking about you. I couldn't sleep nights. I went on long runs, but that didn't help. I was supposed to referee a football game Saturday morning and I made terrible calls. I couldn't concentrate hearing confessions Saturday afternoon. I barely made it through Mass on Sunday. Anna, I couldn't wait to see you again." From "Anna and the Television Priest"

About the Author

THE SON AND GRANDSON of Italian immigrants, Paul Salsini is a veteran journalist and the author of the six-volume, award-winning "A Tuscan Series." He and his wife, Barbara, have three children and four grandchildren, and live in Milwaukee with their cat, Rosie.