Orani, My Father's Village

Orani, My Father's Village
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As a child, Claire A. Nivola loved visiting Orani, a tiny village nestled among the mountains of central Sardinia in the heart of the Mediterranean. It was there that her father had been born, one of ten children in a family so poor that he had to share a bed with five of his siblings. And it was there, when Claire returned with him years later, that she learned about life and death, about the ways of nature and of the human family.

In her trivute to this village where life was lived close to the earth, Claire Nivola invites us into the labyrinthine cobbled streets where she and her cousins ran free, encountering surprises at every turn. Orani becomes a tangible world that we can all marvel at and love.

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