Under A Fig Tree: A Family Memoir (Volume 1)

Under A Fig TreeProduct Description

From Randazzo to Rutland... Francesco Paolo and Antonia Maria Delpopolo Scafidi met under a fig tree in the vineyards of Castiglione di Sicilia. In 1920, just five months after their wedding, the couple left their impoverished Mediterranean island and began a journey that would take them to the unlikely destination of Rutland, Vermont in northern New England. This is the immigrant's story, oft told, but with the rich and stirring details of one three-generation family in an Italian-American community that is quietly receding into history.

About the Author

Sandra Levesque, of Randolph, Vermont, is a marketing/public relations consultant who combines her interest in history and storytelling in this three generation memoir. Starting in the late 19th century, the author traces her maternal family from the Etna region of Sicily's mountainous interior to the northern reaches of New England in Rutland, Vermont, the historical center of the state's marble industry.