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Giovanni Perri left his homeland as did many other Italians to find a better life in the United States. Giovanni settled in Western Pennsylvania and eventually opened a tailor shop in a town called Homestead, just outside Pittsburgh. The tailor shop and Giovanni made a lasting impression on his son, John Perri, who shares his memories with you in this memoir titled Johnnie's Tailor Shop: The Fabric of a Life Well Lived.

You will smile, laugh, and cry as John shares touching and colorful memories of life in and around the tailor shop, some of them unique to the Pittsburgh area. And you will gain a glimpse into what it was like for John to come back after he was married to reminisce about a lifestyle of first-generation immigrants that is gone but not forgotten.

Johnnie's Tailor Shop: The Fabric of a Life Well Lived

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