Swimming in the Moon

Swimming in the Moon

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When she and her mother are sent to America in 1904, trading their servitude in a count's lush villa for Cleveland's taut immigrant neighborhoods, Lucia blossoms and her mother wins fleeting fame on the tawdry stage of vaudeville until their past catches up with them. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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A new historical novel from Pamela Schoenewaldt, the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers.

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.



Baker
& Taylor

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.
When she and her mother are sent to America in 1904, trading their servitude in a count's villa for Cleveland's immigrant neighborhoods, Lucia blossoms and her mother wins fame in vaudeville until their past catches up with them.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062202239
0062202235
Characteristics: 341, 15 pages ; 24 cm

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