Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria


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$22.00  $20.46
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Mark Rotella works as an editor at Publishers Weekly. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.


"Mr. Rotella is not writing tourist or voyeur gastronomy; he is writing about food and life. And his Stolen Figs, with its travels and sights and encounters, goes beyond any of these things. It is about life: Calabrians' and ultimately his own." --Richard Eder, The New York Times

"Rotella's account of his travels there, combined with family history and memories, is a charming digression from the unbearably lush memoirs of Tuscany and other more romantic parts of Italy." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Italian Americans of a new generation are discovering their homeland, and they could not ask for a better guide than Mark Rotella." --Gay Talese

"Stolen Figs is a charming, entertaining, graceful, warm-blooded tale, a genuine contribution to what we know about who we once were." --Bill Tonelli, editor of The Italian American Reader

"Calabria deserves to be discovered and Mark Rotella is an enthusiastic and compassionate guide, traveling from the top to the toe of this least-known region of Italy to uncover the people, the food and the folk traditions that make up his Calabrian heritage." --Mary Taylor Simeti, author of On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal