By Laurie Fabiano
In Elizabeth highway, Laurie Fabiano tells a amazing, and formerly unheard, tale of the Italian immigrant adventure at the beginning of the 20th century. Culled from her circle of relatives historical past, Fabiano paints an entrancing portrait of Giovanna Costa, who, reeling from own tragedies, attempts to make a brand new existence in a brand new global. Shot via with the smells and points of interest of Scilla, Italy, and New York’s burgeoning Little Italy, this intoxicating tale follows Giovanna as she unearths companionship, celebrates the delivery of a toddler lady, takes delight in a becoming enterprise, and feels a feeling of belonging on a kinfolk day trip to Coney Island. despite the fact that, those modest successes are rewarded with the eye of the infamous Black Hand, a gang of brutal extortionists led via Lupo the Wolf. because the stakes develop larger and better, readers percentage with Giovanna her determined fight to stay outdoor the fray, after which to struggle for—and eventually to save—that that is vital particularly different: relatives.