i personally thought all of Nino Ricci's books were beautifully written. His rich tapestry of Canadian and Italian culture--two coutries which are foils of one another--allows for as much learning as entertainment.
>>By wilderness (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:20)
i thought the novel lives of the saints was incredibly accurate on the interpretation of the immigration experience. I myself having immigrated at the age of seven with my mother and brothers while my father awaited us in Canada felt in credibly moved when reading Vittorios experience. I was to young to remember my experience but when i read vittorios experience and the mixed emotions he felt about leaving i wondered if those thoughts ever crossed my mind. Nino is a second generation italian, having his parents born in italy and himself born in canada. This is why i am so amazed at how beautifully interpreteated the experience was written.
>>By sandra lomedico (Wednesday, 26 Mar 2003 06:31)
I just finished reading Ricci's Lives of the Saints and let me tell you - what a novel! I absolutely adored it. The way Ricci incorporates such a culturalistic story into the "typical" hard-set ways of Catholic Italy is just astounding. The stereotypical Italian way sort of reminds me of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding in that the true nature of the culture is brought to life. Thumbs up for Ricci's first novel in the trilogy - I'm definitely going to read the other two!
>>By ecstaticlush (Friday, 9 May 2003 04:12)
i like him
>>By a reader (Monday, 12 May 2003 17:08)
I just loved NIno Ricci's 'Lives of the Saints'. It was an amazing story of how one strong woman had to overcome being treated as an outcast by the society which she grew up in. I thought it was genious that the story was told by by her son, who most of the time had no idea what was actually going on. And we as the readers had to take on the situation as he did, with the information that he received. I really enjoyed this novel.
>>By blahblah (Sunday, 1 Jun 2003 23:11)
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