Francescas Song Noreen Castelli-Sweeey

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Published: February 21st 2013

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Francescas Song  by  Noreen Castelli-Sweeey

Francescas Song by Noreen Castelli-Sweeey
February 21st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 317 pages | ISBN: | 9.65 Mb

In the winter of 1913 Francesca, a very full-of-herself girl, was dragged away from her sunny village by the Mediterranean to dark and cold America--kicking and screaming. In letters to her best friend ever Musetta, she laments leaving her twoMoreIn the winter of 1913 Francesca, a very full-of-herself girl, was dragged away from her sunny village by the Mediterranean to dark and cold America--kicking and screaming. In letters to her best friend ever Musetta, she laments leaving her two greatest loves, Gino, a tall short order cook and her beloved Italy.

She chronicles her miserable fourteen day journey in steerage, her nightmarish landing at Ellis Island, her eye-opening stay in Manhattan, her enlightening journey aboard the Pennsylvania Railroad, and her arrival on Pittsburghs grimy doorstep, as only a dramatic 16 year old could.For more than half a century, she pens her deepest thoughts, meant only for her dearest friends eyes. Only Musetta knew Francescas frustration in the ever-hopeful search for her vanished Papa, her internal wrestle with God and the Church, her acceptance of a loveless arranged marriage, her fears as a twenty-seven-year-old widow with four babies facing the Great Depression, her ferocious desire to hold onto her culture, her ostracism as an adulterous, her shame of being sentenced to prison, and her never-ending desire to return home.A lifetime of letters from one girlfriend to another across time and space, churns many memories of growing up an Italian-American, as it chronicles American history from 1913 through 1972, filtered through the eyes of Francesca--who meets Fiorella LaGuardia, Mario Lanza, Chief Justice Michael Musmano, and jazz great Erroll Gardner along the way.

Filled with humor and heartache, insight and ignorance, arrogance and anguish, FRANCESCAS SONG reaches into the very marrow of the intricately complex woman who always signed her full and formal name, Francesca Marie Sparagna Castelli--an Italian immigrant woman, who only wanted to go home.



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