Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Tale of Lucia Grandi Review

The Tale of Lucia GrandiThe Tale of Lucia Grandi

When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and '60s. 

Written as a memoir, each chapter describes a particular incident in Lucia's life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where as a young woman she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever. 

Told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, this is a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman's courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it.

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Now for my review:

Interesting throughout

This book is a memoir of Lucia's long life which was sometimes sad, sometimes traumatic, sometimes happy, but always interesting and thought provoking. Lucia deals with many issues I think most people can relate to to some degree or another. My overall thoughts: If you think you've got it rough, read this. It will help you appreciate what you've got - especially your loved ones. I enjoyed traveling back in time to see her growing up in that era. I chuckled, shed a tear or two, and just kept reading. If you like memoirs, historicals, or stories that stick with you, I recommend this book. 

Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book. If you haven't already, I'd really appreciate it if you would post your review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thanks so much!