Leonardo Robustelli leaves Naples in 1905 to seek his fortune.
Carlo Mazzi committed murder and escaped.
Azzura Medina is an American of Italian parents. She’s ambitious but strictly controlled by her mother. Leonardo and Carlo vie for her affection.
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Book Title: Birds of Passage, an Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story by Joe Giordano
Category: Adult Fiction, 260 pages
Genre: Historical coming of age romance
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
Release date: October 9, 2015
Available for review in: ebook (PDF)
Will send books: Internationally
Tour dates: October 19 to November 6, 2015
Content Rating: PG (PG because there is mild profanity, no sex scenes, some violence.)
What turns the gentle mean and the mean brutal? The thirst for wealth? The demand for respect? Vying for a woman? Birds of Passage recalls the Italian immigration experience at the turn of the twentieth-century when New York’s streets were paved with violence and disappointment.
Leonardo Robustelli leaves Naples in 1905 to seek his fortune. Carlo Mazzi committed murder and escaped. Azzura Medina is an American of Italian parents. She’s ambitious but strictly controlled by her mother. Leonardo and Carlo vie for her affection.
Azzura, Leonardo, and Carlo confront con men, Tammany Hall politicians, the longshoreman’s union, Camorra clans, Black Hand extortion, and the Tombs prison.
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Kirkus review of Birds of Passage
"With Birds of Passage, Joe Giordano delivers a rollicking, wholly entertaining take on the Italian immigrant story. His rich cast of characters arrives seeking the usual: Money, honor, love, respect, a decent shot at the pursuit of happiness. But things get complicated fast as they plunge into the rough-and-tumble world of rackets, scams, and politics of early 20th-century New York City. Giordano serves up a thick, satisfying slice of the entire era in all its raw and brutal glory."
Meet the author:
Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. His father and grandparents immigrated to New York from Naples. Joe and his wife, Jane have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands. They now live in Texas with their shih tzu Sophia. Joe's stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines including Bartleby Snopes, The Newfound Journal, and The Summerset Review.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
Oct 19 - Working Mommy Journal - review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 20 - FLY HIGH! - book spotlight - guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 - Room With Books - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 - Jayne's Books - review
Oct 21 - Notes from Verona - review
Oct 22 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review / guest post
Oct 23 - The Autistic Gamer - review
Oct 26 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Oct 26 - Readers' Muse - review / guest post
Oct 26 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 27 - The World As I See It - review / giveaway
Oct 28 - 3 Partners in Shopping - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 29 - The Cubicle Escapee - review / giveaway
Oct 29 - Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes - review / giveaway
Oct 30 - Deal Sharing Aunt - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 30 - Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight / author interview
Nov 2 - Life as Leels - review
Nov 3 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
Nov 4 - Studentessa Matta - review
Nov 4 - Writer With Wanderlust - review / giveaway
Nov 5 - Singing Librarian Books - review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 - Essentially Italian - review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 - #redhead.with.book - review
TBD - Kimberly's Bookshelf - review / guest post / giveaway
TBD - A Bit Bookish - review / giveaway
TBD - Worth Getting in Bed For - review
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What can you do when you have nowhere left to call home?
Port of No Return considers this question and more in a novel that is full of action,
pain and laughter -- a journey you will want to see through to the very end.
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Book Title: Port of No Return by Michelle Saftich
Category: Adult Fiction, 238 pages
Genre: Historical fiction
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Published: July 2015
Available in: Print
Will send books: International
Tour dates: Oct 12 to 23, 2015
Content Rating: PG-13
Contessa and Ettore Saforo awake to a normal day in war-stricken, occupied
Italy. By the end of the day, their house is in ruins and they must seek shelter and protection wherever they can. But the turbulent politics of 1944 refuses to let them be.
As Tito and his Yugoslav Army threaten their German-held town of Fiume, Ettore finds himself running for his life, knowing that neither side is forgiving of those who have assisted the enemy. His wife and children must also flee the meagre life their town can offer, searching for a better life as displaced persons.
Ettore and Contessa’s battle to find each other, and the struggle of their family and friends to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a devastating war, provide a rich and varied account of Italian migration to Australia after World War II.
What can you do when you have nowhere left to call home? Port of No Return considers this question and more in a novel that is full of action, pain and laughter -- a journey you will want to see through to the very end.
Buy the book: Amazon Barnes & Noble Chapters/Indigo
Meet the author:
Michelle Saftich is a first-time author who resides in Brisbane, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Business/Communications Degree, majoring in journalism, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
For the past 20 years, she has worked in communications, including print journalism, sub-editing, communications management and media relations. She is married with two children.
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Oct 12 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
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Oct 14 - History from a Woman's Perspective – review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 15 – The Autistic Gamer – review
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Oct 16 – Diary of an Eccentric – review
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Oct 19 – Just One More Chapter – review / giveaway
Oct 19 – Italophilia - review
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Oct 22 – Essentially Italian – review / giveaway
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