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The Sicilian Inheritance by Jo Piazza

The Sicilian Inheritance

A Novel

by Jo Piazza
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"The bar is probably covering some of it," Carla added. "They all loved her."

"Everyone did," I agreed, and swallowed one of the shots. The fiery liquid tickled my throat and warmed my insides.

Uncle Mario raised a half-empty glass and shouted an old Sicilian saying Rosie taught all of us.

Cu picca parrau mai si pintiu.

Those who speak little never have regrets. Ironic since Rosie rarely shut up.

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