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 - 2013

- Spring 2013 Lecture Series -

Book Talk with Anthony Barcellos, Novelist

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmoouth

Event free and open to the public

Anthony Barcellos
Anthony Barcellos, Novelist

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, in collaboration with the Center for Arts and Ideas at UMass Lowell, announce a book talk by novelist Anthony Barcellos scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, parking lot 13. Free and open to the public.

The author will read from his debut novel, Land of Milk and Money (Tagus Press, 2012), which tells the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants who build a prosperous dairy farm in California. However, the family falls apart when the matriarch’s death leaves their dairy-farm legacy up for grabs.

The novel has received praise from John Lescroart, author of The Hunter, who writes: “In Land of Milk and Money, 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.” Gerald Haslam, author of The Great Central Valley, also enthusiastically endorses the book: “One of the West’s singular migrations – from the Azores to California's Great Central Valley – is given faces and voices in Land of Milk and Money. A must read.” Max Norris, former Sacramento Bee book review editor, writes: “Exceptional descriptive writing. Laugh out loud funny.”

The novel has likewise garnered positive reviews in the local and international media:

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. To purchase the volume, please visit the UPNE website by clicking here.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Sonia Pacheco at the Archives at 508.999.8695 or