- Delta Italians, Vol. II (2013)
- La Befana: The Italian Christmas Legend (2012)
- So Italian: Traditional Recipes with My Art and Travel Notes (2007)
- The Delta Italians: Their Pursuit of “The Better Life” and Their Struggle Against Mosquitoes, Floods, and Prejudice (2002)
Paul V. Canonici was born in 1918 in Shaw, Mississippi, on a cotton farm to two Italian farm laborers. He attended Shaw Public Schools. After high school, he studied with Benedictine fathers to become a Catholic priest. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a master’s in school administration. He attended Mississippi State University where he earned a doctorate in sociology. He taught at St. Joseph High School and was in administration for several of the campuses. In 1970 to 1983, he served as Superintendent of the Mississippi Catholic Schools. He founded St. Francis of Assisi Parish, where he served as priest.His fourth book Delta Italians: Vol. II (published in 2013) is the story of the settlement of early Italian immigrants to the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta He lives in Madison, Mississippi, and in 2014 is 86 years old.