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Memories, curios, vintage treasures. This tale of a diary made of tiny objects is moving and unique. Do you think a diary has to be written on paper? No. Here, an old man tells his great-grandaughter the story of his life through a diary of tiny objects, each kept in its own matchbox. They tell of his journey from Italy to the USA, before he could read or write. There’s the olive pit his mother gave him to suck when there wasn’t enough food. A bottle cap he saw on his way to the boat. A ticket which brings back the thrill of his first baseball game. This is a very special book full of beautiful pictures; as intricate and mysterious as the contents of each matchbox.

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