Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul

Florida | Apr 14, 2014

Goose River Press is pleased to announce the publication of Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul  by Celebration, FL resident  F. Anthony brooklynD’Alessandro.

Books are available from the publisher, Amazon, and your local bookstore. Be sure to order the 2014 edition.

Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul — paperbackISBN: 978-1-59713-138-4 @ $14.95/each 

Shipping & Insurance:Media Mail: $5.00  first book

First Class: $6.50  first book
Plus $1.00 for each additional book. Insurance is a flat fee of $2.50 for each $50.00 insured. All books not insured will be shipped at buyer’s risk.
If books ship outside of the US, please contact us for shipping fees.
5% Maine Sales Tax (to books shipping to ME)

According to D’Alessandro: “The poetry in this book presents a verbal canvas of my days, from my preteen days spent on commercial fishing boats with earthy Sicilian fishermen, to late night summer stickball games on steamy Brooklyn streets, to waffle Wednesday dining with elementary school friends, and to savory spaghetti Sundays surrounded by tasty food and a most wonderful, caring, and  generous family. This verbal travelogue captures the discovery of  my one and only romantic dream love, the breathtaking and exciting births of each and every one of my children and grandchildren, and it chronicles the joy and lessons  that I’ve learned from  thousands of students and teachers that I was blessed to have taught and trained.  Brooklyn Birth :  Sicilian Soul captures the winding and wondrous journey and essence of this humble writer.”

A native of Brooklyn, brought up by Sicilian speaking parents, F. Anthony D’Alessandro remembers his roots. He credits legendary baseball announcers Red Barber, Mel Allen, and Vince Scully for teaching him English. He still follows his sainted mother’s advice, “Anthony, always do the right thing.”

D’Alessandro retired after a 34 year teaching career in New York State. Since his retirement from high school, he has taught at several colleges which has resulted in his training a platoon of teachers. A former educator of the year, D’Alessandro currently serves as  coordinator student teachers at the University of Central Florida. Married to his beautiful Celtic sweetheart Adele 48 years ago. She blessed him with three wonderful children. Pete is an NBA executive, Mary-Kim delights in being a kindergarten teacher, and Jon relishes a career as teacher and coach. D’Alessandro thoroughly enjoys his grandchildren (ages 2-22) and has written poetry about each of them.

If you are interested in having Tony for a book signing, TV/radio/newspaper interview and or appearance, please contact Goose River Press to make arrangements: Goose River Press – 3400 Friendship Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572 – www.gooseriverpress.com , gooseriverpress@roadrunner.com

The Editor
Times of Sicily | Sicily in English

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