Norwich's Italian heritage celebrated in new book

NORWICH – Italian Americans who trace their roots to the Aeolian Islands will have a chance to celebrate their heritage tomorrow night, with the launch of a book detailing their ancestors’ emigration to the Norwich area.

“Home From Home: The Aeolian Community of Norwich, New York” was penned by Margaret Allen. The work marks the culmination of more than a decade of research by the former London Times journalist into the Aeolian Diaspora – the spread of people from the Aeolian archipelago around the world. For Allen, the extensive research was a labor of love, prompted by her “love affair” with the picturesque cluster of islands off the Sicilian coast.

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