Review - Veny Armanno

November 28, 2008

The stories in the collection A Hatful of Cherries are heartfelt, funny, intelligent and extremely skilled in their execution. The writing is also subtle and smooth. There are no airs and graces, no pretensions. And it’s this style that allows Felix Calvino to reside in the same house as such great writers as Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Italo Svevo, Italo Calvino, and perhaps most of all, the great Italian writer Cesare Pavese.

Veny Armanno