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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,925 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Fabiano Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano tells a remarkable, and previously unheard, story of the Italian immigrant experience at the start of the twentieth century. Culling from her own family history, Fabiano paints an entrancing portrait of Giovanna Costa, who, reeling from personal tragedies, tries to make a new life in a new world. Shot through with the smells and sights of Scilla, Italy, and New York’s burgeoning Little Italy, this intoxicating story follows Giovanna as she finds companionship, celebrates the birth of a baby girl, takes pride in a growing business, and feels a sense of belonging on a family outing to Coney Island. However, these modest successes are rewarded with the attention of the notorious Black Hand, a gang of brutal extortionists led by Lupo the Wolf. As the stakes grow higher and higher, readers share with Giovanna her desperate struggle to remain outside the fray, and then to fight for—and finally to save—that which is important above all other: family.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janette | 2/13/2014

    " Loved this book, sad its over.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/11/2014

    " A good story about an Italian immigrant experience at the start of the twentieth century. Giovanna Costa, after personal tragedy takes her love away from her, tries to make a new life in a new work. The story takes you from Scilla, Italy to New York city's Little Italy. It didn't take me long to get involved with the characters and their experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/10/2014

    " This story was based on true events in the author's family. Giovanna immigrated to America from Italy in the early 1900's after the death of her first husband. In America, Giovanna has to deal with the Black Hand, the first Italian mafia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deligirl83 | 2/9/2014

    " As an 100% Italian who is currently living in Hoboken. I really felt a connection to this book. It made me want to research my own family story. This book was captivating. "

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