New Book Gives In-depth Look On Close-knit Immigrant Family

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Author Greg Casadei writes down his many experiences growing up in traditional Italian household.

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A vivid picture of what it was like growing up in an Italian family in America.

Every family has a history. Some are rich, textured, layered, and deep. Others are less so. But all are a mix of verifiable facts and anecdotes. Together they tell a story. Some stories get told, but most do not. In “A Gun and Cherries in the Bucket of Blood” (published by Xlibris) author Greg Casadei chronicles his family’s struggles in America as an immigrant family newly arrived in the early part of the 20th century.

“A Gun and Cherries in the Bucket of Blood” captures the author’s engrossing tale about his family’s “Americanization.” He also provides insights and lessons that his experiences provided along the way. The Americanization of Casadei’s family began with his grandparents in Sassofeltrio, Italy in the early 1900s. It ended with the January 2010 passing of his father in Tucson, Ariz. In between lies a rich story of fear and faith, hardships and overcoming, respect and toughness, risk taking and rewards, family and friends, love and togetherness, separation and crumbled foundations, death and despair, and the gradual unraveling of a once tight-knit family.

Through historical facts, anecdotes and humor, “A Gun and Cherries in the Bucket of Blood” provides a vivid picture of what it was like growing up in an Italian family in America.

“A Gun and Cherries in the Bucket of Blood”
By Greg Casadei
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 586 pages | ISBN 9781499021417
Softcover | 6x9 in | 586 pages | ISBN 9781499021448
E-Book | 586 pages | ISBN 9781499021400
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Greg Casadei is a retired insurance executive. He resides with his wife in Surprise, Arizona. He has two children and four grandchildren, each of whom provided part of the inspiration for this writing. Although many of Casadei's professional writings have appeared in various publications, this writing about his family is his first book.

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