Names in this book

Old Country hometowns of people in this book

USA towns featured in this book

About the author

What people are saying about Searching for Italy

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  • Introduction
  • Inspiration for the book
  • The people
  • Everyday life
  • Reasons for leaving Italy
  • Favorite stories
  • More media mentions

  • Pittsburg (Kansas) Morning Sun
  • McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital
  • Herrin (Illinois) Spokesman
  • Terre Haute (Indiana) Tribune-Star
  • Route 66 News
  • St. James (Missouri) Leader-Journal
  • Catholic Missourian
  • Italian American Press
  • The Italian American Press is pleased to announce the posting of Celeste Calvitto's "Searching for Italy in America's Rural Heartland." This well-written book with numerous color photographs takes you on a journey to six states - Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. As stated by the author, "Searching for Italy in America's Rural Heartland" contains profiles of families and vintage photographs that tell stories of "freedom and family, inspiration and intimidation, humor and humility."