Giovanni Ruscitti -- "Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks"

Giovanni Ruscitti -- "Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks"

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Giovanni Ruscitti will speak about and sign his new book, "Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks," at Boulder Bookstore.

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Giovanni Ruscitti will speak about and sign his new book, Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks: A Son's Discovery of His Italian Heritage, on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm at Boulder Bookstore.

About the Book:

On November 11, 1943, the Nazis invaded Cansano, forcing Giovanni Ruscitti's family to spend the next few months living in horrendous winter conditions in the rugged and unforgiving mountains of Abruzzo. When the war ended, they returned to a village so ravaged by the Nazis that, today, the town has less than two hundred citizens and remains in a dilapidated state.

In this memoir, Ruscitti visits Cansano for the first time with his family, including parents Emiliano and Maria. He relives the tales of his parents' struggles during World War II, their extreme post-war misery and poverty, their budding romance after, and their decision to immigrate to the US in search of the American Dream.

Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks is a passionate and deeply moving story about a father-son relationship; a culture rooted in family, food and wine; and an ancestral small town in Central Italy that was left behind after World War II.

Giovanni Ruscitti is a local Boulder author and a Managing Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti.



*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*COVID-19 measures: Admission to this event will be limited, and masks are encouraged for all attendees.

*After purchasing your tickets, send an email to if you're a Readers Guild member and you'd like to reserve a seat at this event. Seats must be reserved before 5pm on event day.

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