On Persephone's Island

On Persephone's Island : A Sicilian Journal

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An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs--both rural and urban--from the perspectives of both a "foreigner" and a resident.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 19.3mm | 318g
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0679764143
  • 9780679764144
  • 73,644

About Mary Taylor Simeti

Mary Taylor Simeti is an American expert in Sicilian medieval and culinary history. Simeti's book, On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal, chronicles a year on Sicily, the Mediterranean island that she called her permanent home after visiting for a year. Her other books include Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-five Centuries of Sicilian Food, Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy's Abundant Isle and more. She has also contributed numerous articles on Sicily to the New York Times' travel section.
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