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Elizabeth Street (original 2006; edition 2011)

by Laurie Fabiano

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Title:Elizabeth Street
Authors:Laurie Fabiano
Info:Mariner Books (2011), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 400 pages
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Tags:2012, fiction

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This was an eye-opening look at what southern Italian immigrants faced when they came to America in the early 1900's. A very good read! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
This was a Kindle Lenders Library Book for me - which I am learning means 'not so good.' This was genre fiction. A melodramatic portrayal of the life of Italian immigrants to NYC in the early 1900's. This story was based on the true story of the author's grandmothers kidnapping by the 'Black Hand' which was the precursors to the mafia. So in that respect - interesting; but the author despite being well-researched writes very pedestrian prose.

So the good -- easy reading and interesting subject matter as my Italian relatives emigrated around the same time except landed in New England. And the bad is as above. I loved books like these when I was in my teens and 20's but I am now looking for more artistry.

Sigh. As irresistible as a free book a month is - I am almost to the point of bailing on the 'Lenders Library.' A generous 3 stars due to my Italian ancestry! ( )
  jhowell | Apr 28, 2014 |
As a genealogist, I think this was a great book. I loved it !! ( )
  canavanmarchese94 | Feb 23, 2014 |
I have this book available to lend to a Kindle owner for 14 days. Send me a pm or post if you are interested! ( )
  iammoore | Jan 11, 2014 |
Good book. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  jutesch | Jul 26, 2013 |
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Giovanna Costa, reeling from personal tragedies, tries to make a new life for herself at the turn of the twentieth century in New York City's Little Italy.

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