The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim

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Baker & Taylor
Follows one family of Italian immigrants who settle in New York in the late 1920s through World War II, a family dominated by a defiant matriarch who struggles to raise six children and preserve Old World values in a new land

Blackwell North Amer
Lucia Santa has traveled three thousand miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows one family of Italian immigrants who settle in New York in the late 1920s through World War II, a family dominated by a defiant matriarch who struggles to raise six children and preserve Old World values in a new land. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679457787
067945778X
Branch Call Number: PUZ
Characteristics: xii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.

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stewstealth
Oct 03, 2017

A melancholic look at an immigrant Italian family in 1920's New York. The novel has a slow narrative and medium characterization. The novel chronicles one mother's tribulations in adjusting to a new life in American with her American born children. Okay to read if you are interested in the story or the author.

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MrMiyagi
Oct 01, 2013

Puzo wrote this book with a hemorrhage of prose. Every sentence is overly descriptive, every character action is described with fifty words where three would suffice.
It is a slow, boring read and not at all defining the people it attempts to bring to life.

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