Individual Author Record
Name: Tony RomanoPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: San Salvatore, Telesino, Italy Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRomano graduated from DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Today, he lives in the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional InformationTony Romano has been a high school teacher for 25 years. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Sou’wester, Whetstone, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project and his stories have been produced for National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing series.Romano is the producer of several spoken word CDs, Writers Week, featuring memoirist Mary Karr, poet laureate Billy Collins, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Rick Bragg, poetry slam originator Marc Smith, NPR commentator Daniel Ferri, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and many others.
- Psychology and You, West Publishing Company, 1998 - written with Frank B. McMahon and and Judith W. McMahon
- Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice, EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 2008
- When the World Was Young, Harper Perennial, 2008
- If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Stories, Harper Perennial, 2009
Titles At Your Library
Psychology and You
ISBN: 0314473572 Ntc Pub Group. 1989 Presents an introduction to psychology that ultilizes anecdotes, humor, everyday language, historical facts, and examples from daily life to teach the basic principles of psychology.
Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice
ISBN: 082193497X EMC/Paradigm Publishing. 0 Book by
When the World Was Young: A Novel
ISBN: 0060857935 Harper Perennial. 2008
In Chicago, in the summer of 1957, Italian immigrants Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori are caught between worlds, as they cling to old-country ways in an era of upending change. Angela Rosa must cope with the building tension—exacerbated by Agostino's wandering eye—of raising five U.S.-born children who are struggling to define themselves within a family rooted in old-world tradition. But the events of a single tragic evening are about to bring all of their lives to a sudden, irreversible standstill—as a once resilient family begins to unravel under a crushing burden of guilt. A poignant testament to the power of sacrifice, loyalty, and unconditional love, When the World Was Young is a stunning tale of one family's will to survive.
If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales
ISBN: 0060857943 Harper Perennial. 2008
In a neighborhood on Chicago's outskirts, Fabio and Lucia Comingo have built a new American life—and struggle to comprehend the influences that distract and change their restless young sons. Through this masterful evocation of a time and place, Tony Romano, the acclaimed author of When the World Was Young, brings a first-generation Italian American family vividly and poignantly alive in closely related tales at once joyous, heartbreaking, and honest. Weaving two dozen stories into a stunning, cohesive family history, Romano gives readers hope for togetherness amid the painful generational cycle of loss and redemption—as children grow and learn, and decide which treasures of cultural inheritance they will cherish.