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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames

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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna
Title
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Grames
Title variation
7 or 8 deaths of Stella Fortuna
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When I tell you Stella Fortuna was a special girl, I hope you aren't thinking small-town special. Other people would underestimate Stella Fortuna during her long life, and not one of them didn't end up regretting it. Hundred-year-old Stella Fortuna sits alone in her house in Wethersfield, Connecticut, crocheting blankets and angrily ignoring her sister, Tina, who lives across the street. Born into abject poverty in an Italian village, Stella Fortuna's name might mean Lucky Star, but for the last century, her life has been defined by all the times she might have died. Up until now, Stella's close bond with her sister has been one of the few things to survive her tumultuous life, but something has happened, and nobody can understand what it might be. Does the one life and many (near) deaths of Stella Fortuna have secrets still to be revealed, even to those who believe they are closest to her? By turns a family saga, a ghost story, and a coming-of cranky-old-age tale, Juliet Grames's THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA lays bare the costs of migration and patriarchal values, but also of the love and devotion that can sustain a family through generations, in a sprawling 20th century saga of a young woman with a fire inside her which cannot be put out.--Provided by publisher
Summary
Believed cursed in her rugged Italian village, a tough, intelligent teen protects her younger sister during World War II, enduring challenges that transform her views about survival and independence
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10775906
Cataloging source
YDX
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Grames, Juliet
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Centenarians
  • Italian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Older women
  • Secrecy
  • Poverty
  • Sisters
  • Italians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Connecticut
  • Calabria (Italy)
  • Wethersfield (Conn.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065206499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781473686281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050568717
Label
The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065206499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781473686281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050568717

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