Like most immigrants, starting life in a new country requires, above all else, perseverance. Take into account the Great Depression and life becomes that much more difficult. Phoebe Donato Armillotto has shared her experiences about growing up as the daughter of poor Sicilian immigrants during this time in her book My Life. It’s about her growing up in Bristol during great hardship and spending time with her family and friends in a close-knit neighborhood. The story details her sometimes strange and wonderful moments of life with blunt precision.
Phoebe will be available for conversation and to sign her book on March 2 at Rogers Free Library in Bristol from 11-3pm. Copies will be available for sale there, and at local bookstores afterwards.