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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy
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'Angela Di Sciascio's father can no longer describe his past, lost in a world ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. Deciding not to let his story fade, Angela embarks on a voyage that takes her through four seasons in her father's Italy, reconnecting to her ancestry and absorbing all of its chaos, beauty and style.

'Meal by meal at her father's family table and step by step through the Italian countryside, she slowly comes to understand the young Valentino who left for the new world.

'Along the way, she discovers the simple pleasures of rustic polenta high in the mountains, pesto on the Ligurian coast and shares melt-in-your-mouth ragù with friends inla boisterous Rome. But she is always drawn back to the small hamlet tucked in the embrace of the Abruzzo mountains and the cuisine that feeds her soul, sharing with us her family's traditional recipes, as well as the joy of finding her father's home.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my nieces - be proud of your roots; enjoy my experiences, learn from the tales I tell and the recipes I share. I hope that through my stories you too will discover more about your grandpa, and that you will always remember him.

    Mum and Dad, you are my inspiration.

    Per la famiglia in Italia: grazie.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Victory Books , 2011 .
      Extent: xv, 238p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page.
      • Publication date: April 2011.
      ISBN: 9780522858419 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Overview John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 186-209)
Autoethnography John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 150-164)
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 August 2011; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Outsider at a Freak Show Rosemarie Milsom , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville , 2011 single work autobiography ; Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 May 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9 April 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 May 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Outsider at a Freak Show Rosemarie Milsom , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville , 2011 single work autobiography ; Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 August 2011; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio , 2011 single work autobiography
Autoethnography John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 150-164)
Overview John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 186-209)
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