The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim

Large Print - 1997
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Lucia Santa came to New York from the mountain farms of Italy because she knew there had to be a better life. But what she finds in the streets of Hell's Kitchen is a life to break a strong woman's heart. Two tragic marriages, six children to support by herself, a fiery-hearted daughter who insists on living and loving as an American, an oldest son who gets involved with the mafia. And through it all, Lucia Santa -- wife, widow, mother, grandmother--endures as a woman of incomparable dignity, courage, and passion.
Filled with laughter and tears, fury and forgiveness, The Fortunate Pilgrim is a spellbinding portrait of a family determined to survive in America. It is a novel that only Mario Puzo could have written.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1997
ISBN: 9780783882376
Branch Call Number: LP FIC PUZ
Characteristics: 386 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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Oct 03, 2017

A melancholic look at an immigrant Italian family in 1920's New York. The novel has a slow narrative and medium characterization. The novel chronicles one mother's tribulations in adjusting to a new life in American with her American born children. Okay to read if you are interested in the story or the author.

Oct 01, 2013

Puzo wrote this book with a hemorrhage of prose. Every sentence is overly descriptive, every character action is described with fifty words where three would suffice.
It is a slow, boring read and not at all defining the people it attempts to bring to life.

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