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Coffee With Nonna: The Best Stories of My Catholic Grandmother [Paperback]

By Vincent M. Iezzi (Author)
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Iezzi retells the charming stories that his Italian grandmother told him as a boy. When young Vincent had a question or a problem, Nonna would sit him at the table and, over a cup of coffee, she would weave a story of homespun wisdom that contained an answer or solution.

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During World War II, young Vincent Iezzi was at home with his grandmother in his Philadelphia neighborhood. Because of the war effort, most of the mothers, big sisters, and aunts were working in the factories while most of the fathers, big brothers, and uncles were off at war. Nonna always knew just what to say. Gifted with a native ability to tell stories, her solution for every one of Vincent's questions or problems was another elaborate story, accompanied by cups of coffee. And such stories they are Angels and saints take on peasant charm, God paints peacocks' tails, and the humble good Joe always finishes first. Pull up a chair. You can almost smell the coffee. A Servant Book.

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Studio: Charis Books
Pages   165
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   Charis Books
ISBN  1569553211  
ISBN13  9781569553213  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Vincent M. Iezzi, who has followed in his grandmother's footsteps as a storyteller, retired from a career at the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News and is active in his parish. He is also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) and he belongs to the Order of the Sons of Italy, the Knights of Columbus, and the St. Richard-St. Monica Prayer Community. He and his wife Mary Ann have two sons and eight grandchildren, all of whom enjoy his retelling of NonnaA s stories."

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Reviews - What do customers think about Coffee With Nonna: The Best Stories of My Catholic Grandmother?

Sometimes clever but awfully sappy  Dec 2, 2008
I was very disappointed by this set of wartime (WWII) reminiscences from the point of view of an Italian grandchild, learning moral lessons from his "Nonna" while the menfolk are away at war. I thought it sounded charming and atmospheric, and looked forward to a genuine slice of Italian American/Catholic culture. But the stories Nonna relates are both too sentimental and (disturbingly) nonsensical to be any fun. Nonna, it turns out, was a big liar in some of her stories of saints and Biblical heroes, and while the narrator seems to find this charming, I found it rather tiresome. Not for all tastes, then. Readers looking for either laid-back hagiography or wartime homefront atmosphere may be let down.
 
Fantastic, Entertaining and Spiritually Enriching Book  Sep 15, 2008
This is a warm, entertaining, and surprisingly spiritual book.

The author recounts the many wonderful and spiritually educational stories his Catholic Grandmother told him as a young boy growing up during WWII. Her stories are all designed to help her young grandson live the Catholic faith more fully, to better understand the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to be a better Christian.

The stories will serve that purpose for all of us. I found the stories uniquely instructive and full of spiritual wisdom - yet entertaining, at times funny, at times sad, but always interesting.

This book had me by turns laughing out loud and crying - but always being urged closer to Christ.

Unlike other reviewers, I don't think you need to be Italian or of Italian descent to love this book - I am neither and I found it truly a wonderful read. My 10 year old daughter loved it as well, so it will appeal to a broad range of readers, adult and young adult alike.

If you are looking for an easy, entertaining read that will encourage the practical day to day living of your faith, this is the book for you!
 
Italian  Aug 1, 2008
The concept was good. Definitely for those who grew up in the Catholic/ Italian mind set. Nonna was always so clever. I enjoyed the book.
I'm not sure that a non Catholic could identify with the meaning of the stories or appreciate them completely.
 
COFFEE WITH NONNA  Mar 27, 2008
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!! I ADORED THE LESSONS THAT WERE TAUGHT THROUGHOUT, SOME OF WHICH I COULD IDENTIFY WITH THRU MY OWN FAMILY. THE LIGHT SENSE OF HUMOR WAS VERY REFRESHING. IT TOUCHED MY HEART TO BE ABLE TO FEEL THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE AUTHOR AND HIS NONNA AND HOW SPECIAL SHE WAS TO HIM, EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A SPECIAL PERSON IN THEIR LIVES LIKE HER. I WILL BE GETTING THE NEXT ONE ALSO.

 
Heartwarming stories  Oct 8, 2007
This book is full of delightfully heartwarming stories that take us back to a warmer, simpler time of love, humor and faith. It's a feel-good book!
 

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