Sicilian Reading List

The following is a partial list of Sicily-oriented books that I have read.

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the author's name for a description of the book and purchase information.

 

TITLE SUBTITLE Author Publisher Date
Little Novels of Sicily
Novelle rusticane
(English translation)
Steerforth

1883
(2000)

The Leopard
A Novel (Il Gattopardo)
Pantheon

1958
(2007)

Il giorno della civetta
(The Day of the Owl)
In Italian: a murder mustery
Corriere
della Sera

1961

Milocca
A Sicilian Village
Allen and Unwin

1973

Serradifalco
In Italian: history of the town
Comune
di Serradifalco (out of print)

1990

On Persephone's Island
A Sicilian Journal
Vintage

1995

Le Famiglie di Vallelunga
(The Families of Vallelunga)
In Italian: a genealogy
Comune
di Vallelunga Pratameno

1995

Mattanza
The Ancient Sicilian Ritual of Bluefish Tuna Fishing
Penguin Books

2000

La gita a Tindari
In Italian and Sicilian:
a detective story
(See 2005 for English version)
Sellerio editore

2000

The Stone Boudoir
Travels through the Hidden Villages of Sicily
Perseus Books Group

2002

Sicily
An Illustrated History
Hippocrene Books

2002

Sicilian
Dictionary and Phrasebook
Hippocrene Books

2003

Excursion to Tindari
In English: a detective story
(See 2000 for version in Italian and Sicilian)
Andrea Camilleri
translation by Stephen Sartarelli
Penguin Books

2005

Sicily
Three Thousand Years
of Human History
Steerforth

2007

A House in Sicily
A Novel
Da Capo Press

2007

That Summer in Sicily
A Love Story
Ballantine Books

2009

Il sonaglio
In Italian and Sicilian languages.  A Sicilian boy's
coming of age
Ballantine Books

2009

Seeking Sicily
A Cultural Journey
Thomas Dunne Books

2011

The Lady of the Wheel
La Ruotaia: abandoned
in Sicily
Legas

2012

Trincria
A Tale of Bourbon Sicily
Guernica

2013

Learn Sicilian
Mparamu lu sicilianu
Legas

2013

La volata di Cal
(Calogero's bicycle tour flight)
In Italian, with a foreword by Andrea Camilleri
Sellerio

2013

La pazienza del ragno
(The Patience of the Spider)
In Italian and Sicilian: a murder mystery
Sellerio editore

2015

Blue Guide Sicily
Ninth Edition
Blue Guides of London Limited

2017

The Hunger Saint
A tale of escape and redemption
Bordighera Press

2017

Carusi
The Shame of Sicily
Vecchia Publishing

2019

Sicilian
The Oldest Romance Language
Legas

2004

Beginner's Sicilian
 
Hippocrene Books

1998


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