Throw Me Among My Own

“Cut off my hands and feet, but throw me among my own.” Those were the words of my grandmother who arrived from Italy at the age of six in 1906, one of the seven sons and daughters of a brave young immigrant couple.

With two children in the Old World, five born in the New, loving and feuding and growing their vegetables, those seven Rosella kids became the larger-than-life uncles and aunts of my childhood.

As told to me by my grandmother and father, this is the story of those seven Rosellas and their children, the people I call my family.

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Published: July 2012

Published by: University Book Store Press, ISBN: 9781937358150

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