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The Sicilian Woman's Daughter: Four generations of mafia women

The Sicilian Woman's Daughter: Four generations of mafia women
 

As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria's Sicilian origins.

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ISBN 9781907230707
Barcode 9781907230707
Published 22 October 2018 by Sparkling Books Limited
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Lo Scuro, Linda
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781907230707
ISBN-10 190723070X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Sparkling Books Limited
Imprint Sparkling Books Limited
Publication Date 22 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Lo Scuro, Linda
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Sagas
Number of Pages 282
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

Most victims of the mafia are the Sicilians themselves. The role of women both as perpetrators and victims has been grossly overlooked. Until now. As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. Notwithstanding her troubled and humble childhood in London, and backed up by her intelligence, beauty and sheer determination, she triumphantly works her way up to join the upper middle-class of British society. There she becomes a bastion of civility. But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria's Sicilian origins. As she delves deeper into her mother's family history a murky past unravels, drawing Maria more and more into a mire of vendetta. Reviews "The charm of reading this book is that: always, and I mean always, the reader is satisfied with the result." - Manuela Iordache "Wow - this is a great story!" - Phil Rowan "An enthralling read on many levels." - Book Trail "Certainly exciting and riveting reading." - Emma B Books "I enjoyed it very much!" - Mary Weimer "I really enjoyed the book." Pamela Lewis "It's a must-read for mystery lovers." - Carolyn Bowen "A cracking good read" - Ann Gough "This is an addictive read from page one to last and thoroughly enjoyable!"- Janet Cousineau "Insightful, well written and I found the pace just right" - Dawn D'auvin "OUTSTANDING." This book makes very interesting reading and a lot of research has gone into it. I also like Linda's writing style, and the plot flowed. I have awarded this book 5 deserving stars. Haley Norton

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's a must-read for mystery lovers. From the get-go (catchy title), The Sicilian Woman's Daughter delivers an exciting multi-generational story. I enjoy reading fast-paced novels steeped in cultural drama. This one fulfils my love for mysteries and intrigue. Linda Lo Scuro weaves the story about the daughter of Sicilian immigrants with layer upon layer of substance. Soak up the history and ride the turbulent waves of discovery as Maria learns about herself and the roles of women in the Sicilian families. The novel The Sicilian Woman's Daughter shows what it's like to wake-up to your heritage and integrate that knowledge into your present life. It's a must-read for mystery lovers. Carolyn Bowen An enthralling read on many levels. An interesting and thought provoking read this one. (The) separation of identities and anonymity is crushing to read about. Maria tells her story of Sicily and the image the world has of that place - its mafia connections and how she and everyone from there is tarred with the same brush. As the story takes us on that (very fascinating) train journey across to the island, secrets start to float to the surface, as do the bodies from the depths of the water no doubt. A fascinating look at the mafia stain on a family of women and what they have to do to survive, bring justice and not be a victim. There are four generations of women's stories to immerse yourself in and this is a real treat, never too much nor too long. Sicilian words pepper the text as they would the pasta. Book Trail Certainly exciting and riveting reading. An enthralling glimpse into another world where grandmothers keep a gun close to hand ... it is very clearly written ... it was a fast moving book, included plenty of surprises, and gave an insight into different way of life and family ties. Thought provoking! Emma B Books

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Author's Bio

Linda Lo Scuro lives in London. This is her first novel.

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