Jim Lacey LA SCRITTORE: THE WRITER

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Maria loved her life in Italy. She had wonderful parents, Giovanni, her doting husband, a brand new baby, and a successful farm. But it was an idyllic life that wouldn't last. Soon her parents were dead. High taxes and a poor return on their crops meant that they were unable to keep the land and farmhouse from foreclosure, so they decided they would move to America. He would go first, find a job and a home, and then he would send for her.In the two and a half years that she was to wait for her husband' call, Maria supports herself and young son by being La Scrittore (pron. "scree tor ay"); she would write and read letters for those who couldn't. Finally after years of waiting, she gets the letter from her husband that she has long been dreaming of. She is going to America.Maria, like many immigrants, came to America with big ideas full of hope for a new life with her family. What lay in store for her, however, was a life she could have never expected. With her husband getting deeper and deeper into the Mafia and extra marital affairs, Maria find herself more and more isolated in a land that was hostile to outsiders. Antonio, Giovanni's roommate and best friend, helps her through, but she ends up getting much more than she bargained for. In a time of strict Christian piety and marriages that didn't end, Maria would find hard choices to make. It takes a strong woman to survive in 19th century America!Discover the real-life story of Maria, who immigrated to Newark, NJ's First Ward at the turn-of-the century looking for a life. What she ended up with would be far different from the dreams she had back in her native Italy. Her determination and perseverance carry her through, and make the rest of the family stronger.This historical novel tells the tale of one woman's journey from provincial life on a country farm in her native Italy to her turbulent new life as an immigrant in the fast growing and infamous First Ward of Newark, NJ (USA). The book is based on a true story and the author paints a colorful picture if what it was like growing up and living in an overcrowded and close-knit community. If you've ever wanted to see with a bird's eye view the daily living of your ancestors, then this book is for you.

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Jim Lacey is a retired U.S. Army infantry officer who works as a military analyst for the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is coauthor of "The Iraqi Perspectives Report: Saddam's Senior Leadership on Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Official U.S. Joint Forces Command Report", published by the Naval Institute Press in 2006, and editor of the book "Fresh from the Fight", a collection of essays on the war in Iraq.

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Lacey worked for "Time" magazine as an embedded journalist and was with the 101st Airborne Division during the march to Baghdad. He has been published in more than a dozen major magazines and has written numerous articles and editorials on international and military affairs in many of the nation's leading newspapers. He lives in northern Virginia.

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