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The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna : a novel / Juliet Grames.

Grames, Juliet, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

Current holds

3 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC GRA (Text) 35246000978153 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-07
Burns Lake Public Library AF GRA (Text) 35198000679002 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-01
Creston Public Library FIC GRA (Text) 35140100049892 Fiction Volume hold In process -
Invermere Public Library FIC GRA (Text) IPL056397 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-10
Kitimat Public Library Gra (Text) 32665002193102 Adult fiction Volume hold In process -
Mackenzie Public Library GRA (Text) 35192000396568 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Tumbler Ridge Public Library AF GRAME (Text) TRL26503 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
100 Mile House Branch GRA (Text) 33923006113579 General Fiction Volume hold In process -
Gibsons Public Library FIC GRAM (Text) 30886001065362 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-04
Grand Forks FIC GRA (Text) 35142002674280 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062862822
  • Physical Description: xvi, 445 pages : genealogical table, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Summary, etc.:
In this stunning debut novel, a young woman tells the story behind two elderly sisters' estrangement, unraveling family secrets stretching back a century and across the Atlantic to early 20th century Italy. 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.
Subject: Families > Italy > Fiction.
Italian Americans > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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