story begins with her upbringing in Pula
, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's
communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security--despite the family's poverty--learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa.
When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy
, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States--an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia
starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream.
Join us, Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 to 3 p.m., for the last of our discussion groups exploring one of the four books featured in our DRACUT READS and EATS!
celebration of our Community Farming Heritage!
Copies of all four books are available in our lobby, or ask at our Main Desk.