John has lived in an Italian
neighborhood during the 1930’s and 40’s.
Nine stories are 80% factual, 20%fiction. Portrayed in the stories are pictures of
Reviews by Joseph Nardiello Ph.D. associate professor of languages, states
“stories of by gone days are amusing and poignant with a profound sense of
Community. Mr. John Andreozzi,
Sons of Italy archives coordinator Ma, MgW, Ma
affirms “the books a priceless gift to those of use who did not grow up in
Immigrants from the mezzogorno southern part of Italy
arrived in Buffalo to give economic
opportunity and freedom to themselves their children and grandchildren. Nine stories in the 1920’s and 1940’s make
alive their labors, foods they ate, wines they made, their joys, their
sorrows. Come laugh, sing, eat, cry with us in memories of our parents, grandparents and the
heritage they gave us.
Reading these stories will absorb
readers into truly experiencing living and breathing actualities of little Italy.