Paul Gentile: Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise

Please join us Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm for an author event with Paul Gentile as he discusses his book, 'Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise'.  Young Salvatore Ciccone leaves Pacentro, Italy in 1902 to come to work in the mines of Colorado where he meets and marries Maria Grosso. When things go horribly wrong with the Starkville mines, they move to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where he works in the steel mills. Together they raise five children and create community despite hardship, making their own private paradise. It's a family saga and an American story of immigration and assimilation where individuality and character are not lost... 


"Through fine writing and a remarkable level of research, Paul L. Gentile's book is a compelling read, a powerful reminder of our shared history as American immigrants. SALVATORE AND MARIA: FINDING PARADISE is so dense with small, powerful moments you will be impelled to seek out stories from your own forebears. Gentile has created a work that richly honors those who came before."--Karen Kotrba

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
514 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139-1617
Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933964959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bottom Dog Press - February 16th, 2015