The Love of San Demetrio
Author: Louis G. Bruno
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When the Bruno and Pichelli families left the village of San Demetrio, Italy, in the early 1900s and settled in the small steel town of Midland,
Pennsylvania, how did the first generation survive in the 1920s and 30s, so that the second generation could finish high school, fight for the United States in World War II, flourish, and send their children, the third generation to college?
The answers, relayed by various relatives, had mostly complemented one another, occasionally competed, and were sometimes even contradictory. It would take a fourth generation and nearly one hundred years for the story to come full circle.
Lou Bruno writes in a way that delivers both justice and compassion for the lives this story holds, retracing their steps as this true story comes to life, one layer and one generation at a time.
Dedicated to anyone who has ever longed for the assurance that their parents loved them, it’s a journey of discovery, a journey of love –“The Love of San Demetrio.”