Pieces of Eight

Still Best Friends After All These Years




With two years between each of them, the eight Maggio kids grew up sharing everything from their fear of wild dogs to the neighbors' watermelon patch. Pieces of Eight takes readers into a world where sibling rivalry is a joke and watching each other's backs is the norm. The anthology's sixty-plus stories from their childhood (told with hardly any exaggeration) and e-mail exchanges from today (written with hardly any humor) recount poignant situations, instructive mischief, and rewarding moments. In the case of "The Exploding Toilet," three siblings each defend their version of events, leaving the reader to decide where the truth--and the humor--lies.