HILL OF LITTLE MIRACLES by Valenti Angelo

HILL OF LITTLE MIRACLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ricco was born with one leg too short but in his twelfth year through faith, his own weight invention, and the kind cobbler's special shoes, the miracle starts and he is on the road to normalcy. This book abounds with the good-nature, gaiety, strength and neighborliness of the Italians and Irish who live on Telegraph Hill overlooking the great San Francisco Bay. The father is a fisherman, happy in his work and loving his family, his wife who can cook such superb fritto misto, restless Tony, Flora ambitious to sing in Opera, artistic Ricco, and the baby, whose baptism is cause for such a gala occasion. Uncle Luigi's marriage to the Irish widow, crazy Teresa's return to sanity, the ghastly fog-bound night at sea, are all events to stir Ricco.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1942
Publisher: Viking