Marcello Corsi left his young wife and son behind while he journeyed to America to find a better life. He vowed to send for his young family as soon as possible. Of course, things did not go as planned, even though Marcello’s older brothers were already established in Wyoming and helped Marcello find work in the coal mines. It was three years before Marcello managed to send for his family. They endured blizzards, mine disasters, union pressures, discrimination and the normal issues of family life. Marcello started bootlegging in an effort to provide for the family. Brushes with the law threaten their American dream. I was unfamiliar with coal mining in Wyoming and found the historic research most interesting. The author combines family stories with the vivid history of the early 20th Century to create a family saga that will keep you reading to the very end. Every character is written with great care and affection. Keep your tissues handy! Perry’s meticulous research and beautiful writing have created a lovely book. I’d recommend it to anyone with an interest in historical fiction, Italian immigration, Wyoming or good stories. This debut novel is worth reading.
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