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The Saint of Lost Things

The Saint of Lost Things
Castellani, Christopher
Penguin Group USA
Publish date: 2006-10-03
$14.00
425211738
Paperback
Out of Print

Synopsis:

Even after seven years in Wilmington, Delaware, Maddalena Grasso is still filled with longing. She misses her mother and the familiar landscape of Italy. As she sews diligently at the factory to meet her daily quota, she dreams of finally finding herself with child, after trying for so long. And she yearns for the company of her husband Antonio, whose pursuit of the American Dream is leading nowhere, and whose nighttime adventures threaten to destroy the fragile new life they've built.

Review:

It is 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. In the shadow of St. Anthony's church, named for the patron saint of lost things, lives the Grasso family. Young Madalena, a seamstress pregnant with her first child, misses the rolling hills and olive groves of the small Italian tow where she was born and longs for her sisters and her mother and father- all so didtant, so far away from America. Maddalena's mercurial husband, Antonio fees licky to be in the land of opportunity and dreams only of opening his own restaurant, unitl he becomes unwittingly embroiled in his friends vengeful plot against a neighbor.

   
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