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Swimming in the moon, Pamela Schoenewaldt

Label
Swimming in the moon
Title
Swimming in the moon
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Schoenewaldt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
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Writing style
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10193451
Cataloging source
BT
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Schoenewaldt, Pamela
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Household employees
  • Immigrants
  • Women singers
  • Working class
Target audience
adult
Label
Swimming in the moon, Pamela Schoenewaldt
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341, 15 p.
Isbn
9780062202239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062202239
Label
Swimming in the moon, Pamela Schoenewaldt
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341, 15 p.
Isbn
9780062202239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062202239

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