Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

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The eight Maggio kids grew up sharing everything from their fear of wild dogs to the neighborsa€™ watermelon patch. Pieces of Eight takes readers into a world where sibling rivalry is a joke and watching each othera€™s backs is the norm. The anthologya€™s sixty-plus stories from their childhood (told with hardly any exaggeration) and e-mail exchanges from today (written with hardly any humor) recount poignant situations, instructive mischief, and rewarding moments. If youa€™ve always wondered what other families are really like or why some brothers and sisters stay close while others do not, Pieces of Eight: Still Best Friends After All These Years provides some clues along with an entertaining read and some guaranteed smiles.Every year for Christmas, Dad ordered several large boxesof edibles from an Italian warehouse in Chicago that ... thingsthat wecould notget inIowa: two ballsof provolone cheese coveredinwax (ita#39;s common toseethesetoday in Italian delis, but they werea novelty in the 1950s in Fort Dodge); dried figs on a rope; Greek and Italian olives that tastedlike nothingwe knew;and the best, torronea€”nougat candy inanbsp;...

Title:Pieces of Eight
Author:Rosalie Maggio
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2010-03-11


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