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The Family Guareschi

Chronicles of the Past And Present
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By Roberta W. Proctor on January 15, 2013 I was a fan of Giovanni Guareschi's Don Camillo stories for years, and also enjoyed Guareschi's wryly humorous autobiographical account of his family. I left that book behind on a summer vacation in the 1970s and was never able to replace it until it occurred to me to try Amazon. So I ordered all the Don Camillo books that I didn't have or that I wanted to replace on the grounds that my old copies were falling apart. To my surprise, two autobiographical books, "The Family Guareschi" and "My Home, Sweet Home," were available. I got both. The other one was what I remembered, but both are excellent. For those unfamiliar with Guareschi, he was an anti-Communistic cartoonist and writer, whose post-WWII stories of the Roman Catholic priest Don Camillo and the Communist mayor Peppone--personal friends and political enemies to each other--are both funny and thought-provoking commentaries on post-war Italy. ( Amazon Customer Review)

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Hardback Editions

March 1971 : UK Hardback

Title: Family Guareschi
Author(s): Giovanni Guareschi
ISBN: 0-356-03499-2 / 978-0-356-03499-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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January 1970 : USA Hardback

Title: The Family Guareschi
Author(s): Giovanni Guareschi, L K Conrad
ISBN: 0-374-15233-0 / 978-0-374-15233-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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