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Another community chooses Dark Tide

The town of North Andover, MA, has selected Dark Tide as its community-wide read for 2014. Steve will be appearing at the Stevens Memorial Library on Main Street on February 9 to help mark the occasion. A total of 18 communities have now selected Dark Tide as their “One Town, One Book” community read. Other Massachusetts communities that have featured the book are Abington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Bridgewater, Burlington, Eastham, Franklin, Holliston, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Milford, Medford, Raynham, Stoughton, Woburn, and Rehoboth.

A month of milestones

The month of September brought a number of milestones for Steve. In addition to the 10th anniversary of the publication of Dark Tide, September also marked the one-year anniversary of the release of The Caning, Steve’s fifth book, which is now available in paperback. Also in September, Steve reached another gratifying milestone — his 400th speaking appearance as an author.

Steve’s master’s thesis now online

Stephen Puleo’s master’s thesis — a key source in his book, The Boston Italians — is now available to anyone who wants to use it as a source, through UMass-Boston’s “Scholar Works” site. The thesis is entitled From Italy to Boston’s North End: Italian Immigration and Settlement, 1890-1910. Please follow the site’s guidelines for citing the work if you use it in research.

Appearances begin for The Caning

More than 100 readers and supporters showed up at the Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull, MA, for Steve’s October 15 debut appearance for The Caning. Thanks to the Bathhouse Lecture Series sponsors: the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Friends of the Hull Public Library, and the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Thanks also to Buttonwood Books and Hull Cable TV.

Steve Puleo honored with I Migliori award

Steve Puleo is a recipient of the 2007 I Migliori award. From the Latin meaning “the best in thought and actions,” the award honors Americans of Italian ancestry who have excelled in their chosen fields and have made a significant contribution to society. The award is presented annually by the Pirandello Lyceum, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Italian-American culture, made up of professionals from the academic and business communities in Massachusetts.

Recipients of the 2007 I Migliori award were honored at a reception and dinner. “I am honored and humbled to be chosen by the Pirandello Lyceum for this prestigious award,” Steve said. “It’s unusual for an author to be at a loss for words, but that was the case when I received the news of my selection. The I Miglioriaward will always remind me of the pride I have in my Italian heritage and inspire me in the future.”

Steve shares the honor with the following 2007 award recipients:

Kevin Caira, President, Grand Lodge Sons of Italy-Massachusetts
Larry Cancro, Senior Vice President, Fenway Affairs, the Boston Red Sox
Gino Cappelletti, Member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame, Patriots broadcast commentator
Luigi V. Pasquale, Entrepreneur, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist
Joe Sciacca, Deputy Managing Editor, The Boston Herald
Nina Zannieri, Executive Director, Paul Revere Memorial Association

Boston Magazine has called the I Migliori award the single most prestigious honor to be received by men and women of Italian descent. Steve was nominated by Carol Bonomo Albright, an educator and editor of the prestigious cultural and literary journal, Italian Americana.