Mattanza; Love and Death in the Sea of Sicily
–Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer-prize winning author of March, Year of Wonders, People of the Book, Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence
"Full of grace and glory."
"Maggio's riveting and thorough account... beautifully and compassionately documents an arcane way of life... "
–New York Times Book Review
The Christian Science Monitor named Mattanza one of the year's "most notable" nonfiction books, and the Los Angeles Times called it one of "the year's best books."
"There are times when you hate to come to the end of a book - and when you get there, you want to say thanks to its author. Mattanza... is one of those books."
"A beautifully written memoir about a particular time, place and setting."
–The Chicago Tribune
–The Financial Times
"An intriguing and often lyric view of a very special and rapidly vanishing world -- a world that Theresa Maggio has explored with courage and described with grace."
–Mary Talor Simeti, author of On Persephone's Island and Bitter Almonds
"Based on a decade of observing Sicilian fishermen and their annual trapping of giant bluefin tuna, Maggio's lyrical tale combines the natural history of the fish with an account of a dying tradition."
–Marine biologist Dr. Barbara Block, in Science, 11 August 2000
"Maggio expends enough effort that the reader emerges with a feeling of having spent a weekend in a lost corner of Sicily."
–Business Week, 3 July 2000
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