Arriving in Florence…

“When I finally made it to Italy for the first time, as a college student in 1987, it was Florence and not [my parents’] Calabria that beckoned.” –MY TWO ITALIES, p.11

Now available in paperback…

Joe Florence Age 20

From Calabria to the US: Life and Death of an Italian Dialect

My warmest thanks to Dianne Hales, author of the fascinating new book Mona Lisa, for sharing on her fantastic site my piece on the “life and death” of my family’s Calabrian dialect! [Read here]