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Amy's Story
 
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Anna Lawton
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Amy's Story

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Like Elena Ferrante, this author tells a gripping story of friendship, struggle, love, and social turmoil, with two women at its center, against the background of American society (1960's to 2012). From the hippie movement to the 9/11 attack and beyond, this novel reveals the erosion of American values which brought about the current outcome.

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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by New Academia Publishing/ The Spring
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B.A. East
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amy’s Story by Anna Lawton sets a tempestuous romance against the turbulent half-century of global change that erupted in the 1960s and flowed across the land like a modern Great Flood. The novel plants the seeds of these decades in the post-World War One migration from Europe to the United States and reveals the newest fruits---poison to some, nectar to others---in the closing pages. The private romance and the public turmoil work together to create a story as much about love as it is about pro ...more
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Mariù
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical, fiction
2 STARS
This book tries to tackle all the social issues and politics of the America of the 70s. But it’s too many topics, and to me it seemed like the book was a series of long intellectual discussions between the characters about this or this issue, and frankly it gets boring after a while.
A thing that disappointed me was that, to be written from the prospective of an italian immigrant, there’s not a lot of italy. Or italian culture. Or italian anything really, except for some comments here and
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This story spans the 1930s to the present. Through Stella's life and loves you get glimpses into different eras by way of significant American political historical happenings.

The start is an Italian immigrant experience which I found to be the most interesting.
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