The year is 1917. Gaston DeLuca, an Italian immigrant, recruited to work in the coal mines of Pennsylvania has finally saved up enough money to send for his wife, Rosa and their six year old daughter Berta. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. Speaking no English and with very little money Rosa and Berta make the harrowing journey from their small village outside of Genoa, Italy to Ellis Island and embark on a poignant journey of survival in New York City, a cruel yet wondrous place. Read more
About Terry Suchanek
Terry Suchanek is first time novelist. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She is a registered nurse and works in a rehabilitation facility as a staff development coordinator and infection control specialist. She is an avid reader of history and fiction.
Excerpt from the Book
The journey across the Atlantic was nightmarish. The ship was over-crowded and smelled of vomit and human excrement. Read more