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You were there before my eyes : a novel / Maria Riva.

Riva, Maria, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

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Castlegar Public Library FIC RIV (Text) 35146002098101 Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681775074
  • ISBN: 1681775077
  • Physical Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2017.

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Sweeping and panoramic, this is the epic and intimate story of a young woman who chafes at the stifling routine and tradition of her small, turn-of-the-century Italian village. When an opportunity presents itself for her to emigrate to America, her hunger for escape compels her to leave everything behind for the gleaming promises await her and her young husband in Mr. Ford's factories. Determined to survive, and perhaps even thrive, young Jane finds herself navigating not just a new language and country, but a world poised upon the edge of economic and social revolution--and war. As [she] searches for inner fulfillment while building a young family, the tide of history ebbs and flows. From the chaos of Ellis Island to the melting pot of industrial Detroit, [this narrative] spills over with colorful characters and vivid period details. Riva paints an authentic portrait of immigrant America and poignantly captures the ever evolving nature of the American dream. --
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Italian Americans > Fiction.
Women > Employment > United States > Fiction.
Italian American women > Employment > Fiction.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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