Maria Coletta McLean


Maria Coletta McLean is a Canadian-born writer of Italian ancestory. She collected and contributed to MAMA MIA! Good Italian Girls Talk Back (ECW, 2004).

MY FATHER CAME FROM ITALY (Raincoast Books, 2000) is a daughter's loving account of reclaiming her aged father's dignity by returning to his home village of Supino.

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My Father Came From Italy
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by Pacific Place Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In his native village of Supino, is a rundown villa bought sight unseen by Mezzabotte Coletta 's daughter Maria - an olive branch after years of family struggle. While she and her husband breathe in the chatter of local tradesmen, fragrant offerings of well-wishing neighbors, and the aroma of fine wine, her father waits in Canada, anticipating the day he will again touch Italian soil.

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