Written with humour and heart, Summers in Supinois Maria Coletta McLean’s memoir of these summers with Bob, as she becomes accustomed to the town her father grew up in and the peculiarities of the people who live there. Cousin Guido argues with their neighbour over who can plant a grapevine and therefore reap the harvest. Villagers debate whether one neighbour can trade the installation of some terra cotta tiles and the use of a pizza oven (he has yet to build) for the land beneath Bob and Maria’s patio. And as Maria comes to understand her connection to this wonderful place, Bob proposes they open a coffee bar on the piazza.
Full of wonderfully vivid stories of Italy, Summers in Supinoalso explores loss, grief, and the restorative power of community.
Published: April 2013
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
"Summers in Supino is a memoir filled with humor, love, and recovery…If you want an emotional, descriptive read, Summers in Supino is an excellent choice." — Roundtable Reviews
“The kind of narrative that you can’t help but love. When you relax into the first chapter of this book you automatically know that you don’t want to do anything else for the duration. A warm cup of tea, a spot near the fireplace and this book made for a perfect evening of reading enjoyment." — Readful Things
“A warm, loving, bittersweet story of a Canadian couple returning to an Italian home they've had for years, and the growing affection they felt for the village and its people: an affection that was obviously reciprocated." — Tutu's Two Cents