The Road to San Donato: Fathers, Sons, and Cycling Across Italy by Robert Cocuzzo - Book Review | Northshire Bookstore

The Road to San Donato: Fathers, Sons, and Cycling Across Italy by Robert Cocuzzo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781680512441
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2019

This one took me off guard in the best way possible. What starts off as an enjoyable ramble about a Boston area father and son mountain bike trek through the hills of Tuscany to the town of their patriarchal homeland becomes so much more upon their arrival in San Donato. It is not just the reader's growing emotional stake in the lives of the two main protagonists (narrator and father), but the history of that small town and its role in protecting the lives of Jews during WWII is both remarkable and truly touching. And if that doesn't put the tear in your eye, Cocuzzo's artful, auto-biographical tale of family, heredity and father and son, multi-generational bonds will do it for sure. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine