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Lake Oswego resident Chantal Kelly is a recipient of the Furore (Italy) Prize of Journalism, which was presented at an Oct. 5 ceremony held in the town of Furore.

Given by the mayor of Furore under the patronage of the president of the republic, the award honors broadcast and print professionals whose writing or production highlights the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region.

Kelly received the award for her book, “Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Coast.” Part personal diary, part historical review, part travelogue, the book takes the reader along on an unforgettable tour of the Amalfi Coast as she expertly guides a small group of women.

“This is my first book,” she said. “It was quite an honor to be selected. I learned in July that I had won and they invited me to come. It was a wonderful experience.”

The Belgian-born author knows the Amalfi Coast intimately. Over the course of her career in the travel industry she has taken numerous trips to the area. Her favorite pastime is talking to the inhabitants of different countries. Informative and practical, Kelly’s book is filled with humorous anecdotes, personal stories and recipes.

“Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Coast” is available at Graham’s Book and Stationery, 460 Second St. in Lake Oswego an on

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