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☆ shares the best books of all-time The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella FortunaKindle Author Juliet Grames – pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life Stella s childhood is full of strange, life threatening incidents moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns Even Stella s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity beautiful and smart, insolent and cold Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life s harshest realities But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence.When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side by side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost her independence.In present day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now elderly Stella and Tina A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them. Download The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

☆ shares the best books of all-time The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella FortunaKindle Author Juliet Grames – pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
  • Juliet Grames
  • 18 April 2018
  • 0062862820

    10 thoughts on “☆ shares the best books of all-time The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella FortunaKindle Author Juliet Grames – pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    Both Stella Fortuna and her sister Tina are alive today and this fictionalized account is written by a family member It s really Stella s story and it spans one hundred years As you might imagine, a lot happens It begins in a remote mountain village in Cambria, Italy and ends in Connecticut So this is an immigrant story about a family and what a family it is It s a tale about surviving numerous brushes with death as well as poverty both in Italy and the USA It s also about the bond between Both Stella Fortuna and her sister Tina are alive today and this fictionalized account is written by a family member It s really Stella s story and it spans one hundred years As you might imagine, a lot happens It begins in a remote mo...


  2. says:

    This was a fantastic read from start to finish.It reminded me a lot of Marquez s A Hundred Years of Solitude from time to time although the magical realism in this one wasn t as dominant.This is the story of an Italian American immigrant family through the character Stella Fortuna and her encounters with danger nearly resulting with her death Starts from a small Italian village in mountains, where Fortuna s struggle to make ends, a poor life in village Then fate takes them to America in it s This was a fantastic read from start to finish.It reminded me a lot of Marquez s A Hundred Years of Solitude from time to time although the magical realism in this one wasn t as dominant.This is the story of an Italian American immigrant family through the character Stella Fort...


  3. says:

    Somewhere between 4 and 4.5 starsThis is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, formerly of Ievoli, a mountain village of Calabria, Italy, and lately of Connecticut, in the United States of America Her life stretched overthan a century, and during that life she endured much bad luck and hardship This is the story how she never died After reading the opening paragraph which gives you a pretty good idea of what the book is about, I knew I would enjoy this book And I Somewhere between 4 and 4.5 starsThis is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, formerly of Ievoli, a mountain village of Calabria, Italy, and lately of Connecticut, in the United States of America Her life stretched overthan a century, and during that life she endured much bad luck and hardship This is the story how she never died After reading the opening paragraph which gives you a pretty good idea of what the book is about, I knew I would enjoy this book And I was right Written as a memoir by a descendant of Stella Fortuna, the story centers around Stella and her family It is a fascinating accou...


  4. says:

    I m afraid this book disappointed me for some reasons The opening was very interesting, intriguing, but I was quickly let down afterwards I guess there s a trend with Seven s somehow because there are a few books out there with similar titles It s probably aiming to utilise the hype around Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, or Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Also, the near death experiences was the core of a memoir written by Maggie O Farrell s beautiful I Am I Am I Am So, I m a little con I m afraid this book disappointed me for some reasons The ope...


  5. says:

    Oh this book I m not even sure where to start I had some doubt when I picked it up to start reading, epic family drama not being in my immediate comfort zone then an hour later I d devoured multiple chapters only emerging when my alarm went off for work That s how it gets you The scene setting is intensely immersive, from the small Italian village to the wider sprawl of America, Juliet Grames descriptive prose puts you right at the heart of the story, it opens up around you with breathtaking Oh this book I m not even sure where to start I had some doubt when I picked it up to start reading, ep...


  6. says:

    Family memory is a tricky thing we repeat some stories to ourselves until we are bored of them, while others inexplicably fall away Or maybe not inexplicably maybe some stories, if remembered, would fit too uncomfortably into the present family narrative The second Mariastella Fortuna, known as Stella, is shadowed by death her entire life In fact, she s almost died seven times Or maybe eight there s one time the family isn t sure counts since they didn t know until long after the factFamily memory is a tricky thing we repeat some stories to ourselves until we are bored of them, while others inexplicably fall away Or maybe not inexplicably maybe some stories, if remembered, would fit too uncomfortably into the present family narrative The second Mariastella Fortuna, known as Stella, is shadowed by death her entire life In fact, she s almost died seven times Or maybe eight there s one time the family isn t sure counts since they didn t know until long after the fact that she could ve died.Stella s granddaughter narrates the family saga from their beginnings in a remote village in Italy to their immigration to America as WWII begins with the many deaths of Stella tied in.Stella s childhood ...


  7. says:

    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 7.THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA tells the tale of the lives of the author s family and specifically Stella and Tina who were the best of friends as they grew up in Italy and as they aged in America until the final accident happened.The writing in this book is beautiful and descriptive and is an outstanding debut Marvelous, magnificent, original, and impressive are some adjectives to describe this book.You will not want to put it down 5 5This book was gi FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 7.THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA tells the tale of the lives of the author s family and specifically Stella and Tina who were the best of friends as they grew up in Italy and as they aged in America until the final accident happened.The writing in this book is beautiful and descriptive and is an outstanding debut Marvelous, magnificent, original, and impressive are some adjectives to describe this book.You...


  8. says:

    Fantastic read, I highly recommend it I am a first generation Italian American, and this book really resonated with me It felt like I was reading about the lives of my own family members I felt sad when I turned to the last page I needbooks Ms Grames


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    Many thanks to Ecco for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Twitch Pinterest


  10. says:

    I thought the premise of this book was so intriguing a family saga about life in an Italian American immigrant family It follows Stella Fortuna and her series of near death experiences over the course of 100 years intertwined with young romance, family rivalries and some magical realism Overall, it made promises for an interesting read Unfortunately, I was disappointed.What let this book down for me was the third person perspective Don t get me wrong, I ve read many books written from this I thought the premise of this book was so intriguing a family saga about life in an Italian American immigrant family It follows Stella Fortuna and her series of near death expe...

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