Friday, February 1, 2013

Review and Giveaway : The Tale of Lucia Grandi

The tale of Lucia

  Everything for Ana is proud to be participating in this great book tour! I am in the middle of reading this fascinating book, and simply love it. It starts mysteriously with an old woman who receives a visit from a beautiful stranger, who asks for her life story. And so a life story begins, with a horrible memory that sets the stage for a wondrous life. I was sucked into this book from the get go (even while home sick with a cold and tending to a 2 year old who is also sick) and snuck away to read it as often as I could. It is a wonderful book for those who enjoy life tales, memoirs and first hand accounts of life sagas. All three I do much enjoy, with a little romance and mystery thrown in. I am excited to take a copy of the ebook with me to the beach to finish and perhaps start again anew. 

The Tale of Lucia Grandi

When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and '60s. Written as a memoir, each chapter describes a particular incident in Lucia's life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where as a young woman she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever. Told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, this is a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman's courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it.

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About Susan Speranza

Susan SperanzaONCE UPON A TIME... ...I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where I had an interesting and creative childhood. Once in college, I studied Psychology and Philosophy, but since "thinking" didn't translate into earning money or job security, I worked at a variety of different and unrelated jobs both in New York City and on Long Island. In order to keep me sane through all the craziness of life, I spent my spare time writing. Anything and everything. The culmination of this was a fantasy - The City of Light - which has recently been reissued as an ebook. I took up the hobby of dog showing and breeding and produced many Pekingese Champions. You can see them over at our Castlerigg Pekingese website. Somewhere in the middle of my life so far, after a great personal upheaval, I went back to school, became a High School Librarian. I managed to fulfill my childhood dream of living in the country when I finally escaped suburbia and moved to Vermont where I now happily live with my beautiful Pekes. But I've never stopped writing. My biography (as with my life, I hope) is to be continued...
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13 comments:

PAIGE said...

I'd like to be in the quiet country.
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Boise Wiebers said...

I'm not a big city girl nor a country girl so I'd have to say the suburbs.

gnomy gnome said...

I'd prefer the suburbs. It's quite but also close to the city. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

As I'm really tired of all the mess in a big city, I'd love to move to a quiet suburb.

Unknown said...

As I'm really tired of all the mess in a big city, I'd love to move to a quiet suburb.
Renata S.

suburban prep said...

I am a suburb girl.

Sandy said...

From the burbs, so would love the city!

Abigail said...

country, we live int he city now, and i hate it, but only a few miles away are some really nice country properties and its still a pretty easy drive to get to all the comforts of city living, without the noise and annoyance.

MelissaMCadle said...

I would live in the suburbs for sure!!!!

Sangamangi said...

I love to live in a suburb close to a city....

Jill H said...

I would choose the city.

Tracy Allen said...

I like the city - but I'm moving to the suburbs
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Sonya said...

I like the suburbs!

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