One Woman’s Journey From Sicily to America – Book Tour and Giveaway

Between the Cracks
One Woman’s Journey From Sicily to America Book 1
by Carmela Cattuti
Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction
Join Angela Lanza as she experiences the tumultuous world of early 20th century Sicily and New York. Orphaned by the earthquake and powerful eruption of Mt. Etna in 1908, Angela is raised in the strict confines of an Italian convent. Through various twists of fate, she is married to a young Italian man whom she barely knows, then together with her spouse, immigrates to the U.S. This novel is an invitation to accompany the young Angela as she confronts the ephemeral nature of life on this planet and navigates the wide cultural gaps between pre-World War II Italy and the booming prosperity of dynamic young America.
 
Author, artist, and teacher Carmela Cattuti created Between the Cracks as an homage to her great-aunt, who survived the earthquake and eruption of Mt. Etna and bravely left Sicily to start a new life in America.
 
 
 
The Ascent
One Woman’s Journey From Sicily to America Book 2
The sequel to Carmela Cattuti’s first novel, Between the Cracks,, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, she manages to assimilate into the social life of a small town outside of New York City. Through the horrors of war, domestic tragedy, and raising her sister-in-law’s children, hers is a successful immigrant experience. Angela seeks to transcend organized religion and develop her spirituality. She influenced three generations of Americans through her artistic sensibility and a sharpened intuition. The book parallels America’s growth with Angela’s growing sense of who she is in the world.
 
 
 
 
Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a journalist for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature from Boston College she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education As fate would have it, she felt compelled to write her great aunt’s story. “Between the Cracks” has gone through several incarnations and will now become a trilogy. The second book is “The Ascent.”
The third book will be released in early 2021.
 
 
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3 comments

  1. This sounds like an excellent book and series, did you have to spend a great deal of time on research for the historical aspects of your stories?

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  2. Many of the incidents in the book actually happened, but I had to research the political and social happenings of the time. My second book required more research. World War II becomes a significant political element that moves the characters and the story forward. Great question!

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  3. Beautiful cover! I love to hear about why and how people came to their new homes. I wish my grandparents told me more about their adventure. I knew why they came, but would like to have known more about the actual journey.

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