by Jo Ann V. Glim (Goodreads Author)
This memoir will make you laugh... it will make you cry. It will make you laugh until you cry!
"My family is a writer's dream," Glim said, "Filled with remarkable characters but then every family has its share of dreamers and doers, cowards and cads, heroes and heroines. I hope after reading BEGOTTEN: With Love you will love my family as much as I do... warts and all. More than that, I hope you will love your family even more!" [close]
by Kate Kerrigan (Goodreads Author)
When her b…more
When her beloved husband suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to leave Ireland and return to New York, where she worked in the 1920s. She hopes that the city will distract her from her anguish. But the Great Depression has rendered the city unrecognizable. Gone are the magic and ambiance that once captured Ellie's imagination.
Plunging headfirst into a new life, Ellie pours her passion and energy into running a refuge for the homeless. Her calling provides the love, support, and friendship she needs in order to overcome her grief—until, one day, someone Ellie never thought she'd see again steps through her door. It seems that even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn't enough to keep the tragedies of the past from catching up with her. [close]
by Pamela Schoenewaldt (Goodreads Author)
In 1904, fourteen-year-old Lucia and her mother Theresa are servants in the Naples home of a grand count and countess. There in between scrubbing floors and polishing silver, Theresa soothes their employers with song. Until one terrible moment sends mother and daughter fleeing the household and Italy.
Bound for the heart of America, they trade in all they know for the icy lake winds of Cleveland, leaving behind their palazzo for a bustling boarding house of other immigrant workers. In America, Lucia can go to school, and Theresa finds the glittering stage of vaudeville. But as the years pass, the shadow of Theresa’s violent mood swings threaten to overtake the life they have created, Lucia finds her own stage, giving voice to the people who have given her a home, and mother and daughter struggle to maintain their bond, when roles become irrevocably reversed.
― Carol Anshaw
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