This is a blog for the book “How Do We Love?” by Danielle Landis, a true story about Danielle and Papa’s adventures in Italy! For more information, go to http://www.papasitaly.com !

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill Boudreau
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 10:51:28

    Wonderful! I learned much about Italy without reading a volume of history. What a heartfelt human story from the “boot” of Europe to the new world and the plight of its immigrants that made America great. Thank you, Danielle.


    • papasitaly
      Apr 15, 2014 @ 14:47:05

      Thank you so much, Bill! I’m honored you enjoyed it and learned much- especially with your obvious background knowledge and interest in all things historical! Speaking of which, I am really looking forward to enjoying your book Wedgeport and also Redemption Island. Be well and thank you again!


  2. Bill Boudreau
    Jun 05, 2014 @ 20:53:28

    Dear Danielle,

    A week ago, I received “How Do We Love?” book. Many thanks for the wonderful gift — Impressive, articulate, imaginative, thorough, piece of work! Danielle, the book represents a vibrant slice of immigrants’ life in America, the struggle to survive and achieve “The American Dream.”

    Thank you for the warm message of what your “Papa” thought of me, and quoting me in the small fold card.

    Although we met “Papa” for only a week, Dorothy and I quickly discovered the depth and range of his intellect — he was a lot of fun, and his wisdom surfaced often on that Caribbean Cruise.

    You may have already thought of submitting “How Do We Love?” for awards. The thought popped in my mind also. I don’t know much about this matter, but I’m thinking of “National Book Award for Non-Fiction,” and why not “Pulitzer”? A book similar in theme to “How Do We Love?” is “Angela’s Ashes” which won the “Pulitzer,” and other awards.

    All the best. ∞



    • papasitaly
      Aug 02, 2014 @ 16:50:28

      Dear, dear Bill. Apologies for the delay in reply to your comment, I was in Italy when you sent this and only returned a few weeks ago. You honor me with your powerful, thoughtful words. For someone of your caliber of mind, creativity and spirit to even consider this work for those types of awards is beyond humbling. I am always grateful for you, for your words and thoughts, and for what you did for Papa, inspiring and facilitating his creativity as well. “The Scribblings of Neil Oliviero” and “A Time of Rome” would not have been released into the public universe if not for your encouragement, interest and promptings. Paths cross in the strangest of ways and I have infinite gratitude for yours, Papas and now all of ours. All the best, Danielle


  3. David Montiel
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 00:46:02

    I’d like to know, to read her book. Seems very interesting, I will get it to read it.


    • papasitaly
      Mar 16, 2015 @ 18:25:57

      Thank you so much David – it was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to sending you the print version! Thank you so much for your interest and support!


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