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Author Schoenewaldt, Pamela, author.

Title Swimming in the moon / Pamela Schoenwaldt.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2013]
2013

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-11  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  SCHOENEWALDT P    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F SCHOENEWALDT    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 341 pages, 15 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa on the Bay of Naples, where Teresa soothes their unhappy mistress with song. But volatile tempers force them to flee, exchanging their warm, gilded cage for the cold winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's restless immigrant quarters. With a voice as soaring and varied as her moods, Teresa transforms herself into the Naples Nightingale on the vaudeville circuit. Clever and hardworking, Lucia blossoms in school until her mother's demons return, fracturing Lucia's dreams. Yet Lucia is not alone in her struggle for a better life. All around her, friends and neighbors, new Americans, are demanding decent wages and working conditions. Lucia joins their battle, confronting risks and opportunities that will transform her and her world in ways she never imagined.
Subject Household employees -- Italy -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Women singers -- Fiction.
Working class -- Political activity -- United States -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780062202239 paperback
0062202235 paperback

 
    
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