Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Friday, April 16, 2004

How would you like your pasta?

Gina Cascone has written a number of children's books, but now she has written a fun book about growing up Italian American. Life al Dente reflects on her life in the old neighborhood and the transition to the American dream - the suburbs. Her parents and grandparents played a vital role in her life and their personalities, quirks and all flavour this book. She also has recipes for some of the dishes of her childhood. I like that they usually start with "pour yourself a glass of chianti." I mean you've got to take care of the cook. :)

She wrote an early book called Pagan Babies about going to Catholic school, which I haven't read. I plan to look it up now.


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