The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2012

Upcoming Book Events in California

Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 noon at St. Aloysius Hall, 125 E. Pleasant Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274
(Free and open to the public)

October 20 at 6:00 p.m. at East Lake Ranch, 14011 East Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382
($25 per person or couple and include a copy of the book)

Land of Milk and Money
Land of Milk and Money, A Novel
Anthony Barcellos

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, a partner press of the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces two upcoming book events in Tulare and Turlock, California. The first, a talk and book signing by Anthony Barcellos, author of Land of Milk and Money (2012), will take place on Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 noon at St. Aloysius Hall, 125 E. Pleasant Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274. This event, sponsored by the Tulare-Angra Sister City Foundation and the Centro Português e Cultura, is part of the 9th Annual Azorean Heritage Week and will be followed by a Portuguese sweet bread, cheese and wine reception. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact d.borges@comcast.net.

The Center for Portuguese Studies at California State University, Stanislaus will also be hosting Anthony Barcellos for a book talk and reception on October 20 at 6:00 p.m. at East Lake Ranch, 14011 East Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382. Tickets for this event are $25 per person or couple and include a copy of the book. For more information, please contact Dr. Elmano Costa at 209-667-3638 or ecosta@csustan.edu.

Land of Milk and Money tells the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants who build a prosperous California dairy farm. With their growing success, plans to return to the Old Country fall by the wayside, and the legacy of the older generation becomes a source of contention among descendants competing to inherit herds of cattle and tracts of farmland. In the words of bestselling author John Lescroart, "Barcellos mines rich family history with the Portuguese immigrant experience in California’s Central Valley to create a full-blooded tale that patient readers will find insightful, rewarding, and entertaining."

Anthony Barcellos grew up speaking Portuguese on his grandfather’s dairy farm in Porterville, California. He lives in Davis, California, and teaches math at American River College in Sacramento. Land of Milk and Money is volume 18 of the Portuguese in the Americas Book Series and can be purchased online by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Mario Pereira, Managing Editor of Tagus Press at 508-999-8255 or mpereira6@umassd.edu. To purchase the volume, please visit the UPNE website by clicking here.

 

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