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Sons of Italy® Releases Summer 2004 Book Club Selections

Press Contact: Kylie Cafiero, (202) 547-2900

WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 15, 2004 ­ Italian American history is the theme of the Summer 2004 Sons of Italy® Book Club selections. They include a mystery novel that leads to a World War II Italian American internment camp, a real-life story of immigration to America and a collection of contributions and facts on Italy and Italian Americans. All three selections take readers on a walk back in time.


The Sons of Italy® National Book Club is dedicated to the works of Italian American writers who focus on Italian American issues, themes and experiences. OSIA chooses three to four fiction and non-fiction books each quarter for a total of 12 to 16 titles a year.

OSIA encourages its 700+ lodges as well as other Italian American organizations, clubs and individuals to choose one or more of the books each quarter to read and discuss.

The three summer 2004 book club selections can be bought on the OSIA Web site (

Order all your books through OSIA and Just go to, click on "Sons of Italy® Book Club" and choose either a Book Club selection or another book or product. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours.

OSIA is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. It has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast. OSIA works at the community, national and international levels to promote the heritage and culture of an estimated 26 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.