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The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through The Hidden Villages Of Sicily, 9780738208008  

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The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through The Hidden Villages Of Sicily

Teri Maggio, Theresa Maggio
ISBN:   0738208000   List Price:    INR 1,127.66
ISBN-13:   9780738208008       (USD 15.95)
Publisher:   Perseus Publishing   Pages:    264
Binding:   Paperback   Weight:    0.7 Pounds
Dimension:   8.2 x 5.8 x 0.6 Inches   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   2003      
Category:   Literary Collections / Essays
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From the acclaimed author of Mattanza, a remarkable collection of intertwined stories about the unknown hill towns and villages of Sicily.

In this sparkling book, Theresa Maggio takes us on a journey in search of Sicily's most remote and least explored mountain towns. Using her grandparents' ancestral village of Santa Margherita Belice as her base camp, she pores over old maps to plot her adventure, selecting as her targets the smallest dots with the most appealing names. Her travels

Whether she's writing about the unique pleasures of Sicilian street food, the damage wrought by molten lava, the ancient traditions of Sicilian bagpipers, or the religious processions that consume entire villages for days on end, Maggio succeeds in transporting readers to a wholly unfamiliar world, where almonds grow like weeds and the water tastes of stone. In the stark but evocative prose that is her hallmark, Maggio enters the hearts and heads of Sicilians, unlocking the secrets of a tantalizingly complex culture.

Although she makes frequent forays to villages near and far, she always returns to Santa Margherita, where she researches her family tree in the municipio, goes on adventures with her cousin Nella, and traces the town's past in history and literature. A beautifully wrought meditation on time and place, The Stone Boudoir will be treasured by all who love fine travel writing.  more >>

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ISBN-13: 9780738208008
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Author: Teri Maggio, Theresa Maggio
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