THE BOOKS

Mark Tedesco's books are available at fine bookstores or can be ordered online.

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Stories from Puglia: Two Californians in Southern Italy

ISBN-1913680649

Stories from Puglia: Two Californians in Southern Italy captures some of the spirit of a region that is becoming more known as its history, beauty, and culture casts its spell on visitors and locals. The reader is along for the ride through a magical region that breaks one's stereotypes, enchants one's senses, and captures one's heart.

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She Seduced Me: A Love Affair with Rome

ISBN-1913680045

She Seduced Me is that rare book in which the reader becomes part of a magical world in which places, monuments and artists come alive through their stories. In this case, however, that world is Rome and the reader becomes a participant in the ebb and flow of the city and gains insight into why so many have fallen in love with Rome despite its faults.

I am John I am Paul: A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome

ISBN-1300158107

“I am John, I am Paul” is a work of historical fiction by Mark Tedesco. The book transports the reader to 4th century Rome and follows the real lives of soldiers John and Paul, who lived in the eras of emperors Constantine and Julian. Tedesco’s writing is visual, enabling the reader to experience life in Ancient Rome, Alexandria, and Germania.

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Lessons and Beliefs: Learning to Love 

ISBN-978-1913680299

Beginning with beliefs and ending with lessons learned, Mark Tedesco's latest journey takes the reader on a quest for healthy love. Sometimes a roller coaster and other times a gentle ride, this work speaks to every person, man and woman, who has ever sought out another as the object of affection.

That Undeniable Longing: My Journey To and From the Priesthood

ISBN-0897335996

This is the engrossing story of the one man's struggle with himself and the church, resulting in a redemptive happiness and peace. The fascinating memoir begins with the author leaving his home in California at the age of nineteen to enter a seminary on the outskirts of Rome, and concludes with the author discovering that the flesh and spirit do not have to be at war, but that the journey towards fulfillment can result in a sense of completeness.

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The Dog on the Acropolis

ISBN-13: 978-0578214368

A family living in Greece at the time of the construction of the Parthenon and another family, thousands of years later, eking out a living at the base of the Acropolis. The repercussions of the meeting of man and dog would unfold in unforeseen ways that would impact the lives around them. 

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The Words of My Father

ISBN- 978-1949798661

The Words of My Father captures the nightly dialogue between a father and son before the boy falls asleep. Every evening, before tucking him in, Giuseppe tells his son stories, some from his own life, some fictional, which serve to illustrate the phrases which make up the Lord's prayer. The stories transport the boy into far off kingdoms or into his father's childhood where he learns to reflect on the meaning of words and experiences captured by the Lord's Prayer.