A House Rich With Memories and Gifts

Books: ‘Friends Bearing Gifts’
Joe Cicio at home with his dogs, Asta and Piper Photo by Anne Day

For Marcel Proust, madeleines, dipped in hot tea, prompted the flood of memories that became the seven volumes of “Remembrance of Things Past.” For Joseph Cicio, it is everything in his stunning Warren, Conn. house — furniture, art, bibelots, especially gifts from the battalions of friends he made over the years — that prompted his first book, “Friends Bearing Gifts,” which will be available in June.

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