The Saint of Lost Things

The Saint of Lost Things

A Novel

eBook - 2005 | First edition.
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"Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America. Her mercurial husband, Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream. Their friend Guilio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents. In the shadow of St. Anthony's Church, named for the patron saint of lost things, fate and circumstances conspire to answer their prayers in unforeseeable ways"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781565128859
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (316 pages).


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Oct 24, 2014

The Grassos and the people they interact with in 1953 and following try to make sense out of their new lives in America. Maddalena and her new husband, Antonio don't understand each other, but are still in love. He wants to strike it rich owning a restaurant and becoming a father. When she doesn't conceive after 7 years, he sends her to work in a factory. There she makes friends and becomes more independent. An African American man moves in across the street, and everyone responds differently when a crisis happens. This rather slow moving story, the middle of a trilogy, is part of a very satisfying family saga.

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