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My Mother's Restaurant By Sylvia Perkins
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“My Mother’s Restaurant” is a moving portrait of an Italian immigrant family’s struggles in the first half of 20th century America. The author, Sylvia Perkins, has written a... More > beautiful memoir of her childhood that highlights not only her own family’s experience during this time, but sets it against greater historical events. Told from the perspective of a child, we see not only the hard work and sacrifice, but the deep love and respect the family members show to each other. This true story has everything: tragedy, humor, generational and cultural clashes, all mingled with moments which are pure fun. As the child Sylvia would say, it leaves you with “an elegant sufficiency,” a feeling of emotional fullness and sweetness. Sylvia Perkins is a retired Housing Director and Legislative Assistant. She lives with her husband in Raleigh, N.C.< Less
My Mother's Restaurant By Sylvia Perkins
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Domenic Vento finds his dream wife in Rome and brings her to America. When he dies seven years later in the midst of the Great Depression, she must bring up their children on her own in an... More > unfamiliar country. Armed with intense determination and unconventional wits, she faces hard economic times and a domineering father to prove she is capable of meeting this momentous task.< Less

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