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Beyond Cannery Row

Beyond Cannery Row
Carol Lynn McKibben

I find this book very interesting in reading, it covers the culture of the Sicilian women who worked in the canneries in Monterey and the strength they showed in raising their families as the husbands fished months at a time.  Growing up I experience this strength from my own mother when my dad went fishing. It was not until I read the work of Carol Lynn McKibben, author of the book Beyond Cannery Row that it came altogether for me.  She interviews over 150 women and their experiences.  I was elated to find several quotes from my aunts and cousins throughout the book given me new insights into our family. (Mike Ventimiglia)