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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel

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First edition.

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

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Caledonia Library Association FIC GRA L (Text)
Lease
52135300306801
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library GRAMES (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300976088
Checked out
06/08/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC GRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002042305
Checked out
06/04/2019
Macedon Public Library FIC GRA (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300725299
Available
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Naples Library FIC GRA (Text)
New Fiction
52124300367559
Checked out
06/04/2019
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Newark Public Library FIC GRA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300853209
Available
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Palmyra Community Library GRA (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300397443
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Sodus Community Library FIC GRA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300508854
Checked out
06/08/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library GRA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300878408
Checked out
05/31/2019
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Grames (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300951906
Checked out
06/03/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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