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The Black Madonna book. Louisa Ermelino's wonderful novel reveals a delicious truth: that it is the Italian-American women who hold the secrets - and the power - from the "other side," and that they know how to use them. The Black Madonna has long protected her mountain villagers in southern. A celebration of mother love and magic, The Black Madonna is filled with the sights, sounds, smells, and taste of Little Italy. Ultimately, it is a vibrant and life-affirming saga that all Americans will want to embrace as their ow. .

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The Black Madonna has long protected her mountain villagers in southern Italy, and some say she followed her people to America. What else explains the magic and miracles on Spring Street in Little Italy over the. What else explains the magic and miracles on Spring Street in Little Italy over the decades? Teresa, whose son Nicky should never have walked again after his four-story fall, keeps a holy card of the Black Madonna hidden beneath her underwear. Magdalena, beautiful and mysterious, can make any man fall in love with her, including her stepson Salvatore, by praying secretly to an image of the Black Madonna in her attic.

The Black Madonna has long protected her mountain villagers in southern Italy, and some say she followed her people to America.

He turned his face away from her in his sleep. This made her angry and she dug her fingers into the soft space between his neck and his shoulder. They were his own. Cynthia must have brought them, Teresa thought, washed them, pressed them in her Bronx apartment, standing near the open window to catch the breeze. Angelo, Teresa hissed, and his eyes opened. Ultimately, it is a vibrant and life-affirming saga that all Americans will want to embrace as their own. About The Author.

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Three mothers from New York's Little Italy struggle to maintain their traditions while their sons chafe under the oppressive weight of their ethnic community. 15,000 first printing.

Comments: (7)

Vathennece
Really, not as I expected it to be, a little dragged out in parts.
Invissibale
I enjoyed the writing although the plot was far fetched
Bluddefender
What a terrific group of people to "meet" and easily get to know. This story takes place in the row houses in Little Itlay in NY. The author does a great job of making the reader feel like part of the "family" of neighbors and tight-knit family. Reading this book was like sitting on the front stoop with these characters catching up on the neighborhood gossip. There are the old world Italians that are actually from Italy and this particular group stick with old customs and beliefs and don't wander to far from Little Italy. Then there are the young, new Italians born in Little Italy but tend to wander out of the neighborhood and meet new friends not from Little Italy or even Italian. We get to meet the overbearing, Italian mother of a son who has a hard time being independent or even wanting to be independent. This story made me laugh at times. I wouldn't call this a comedy, I'd call this a look at a different ethnic culture but also being able to recognize someone familiar. This was an excellent book and story with a lot of people to enjoy. A fun education of "the old ways".
Nanecele
Often I have said my gender cannot write. Louisa is an exception. I bought her book because the ancient black madonna interests me very much. The famous gothic cathedral of Chartres in France is dedicated to her. In this book you see the veneration for the black madonna come to life. The author keeps you in suspense as the story line unfolds, and I find her style of developing the characters and plots very charming. She presents wisdom of life and humor, that made me laugh out loud. The reason I read is to be entertained, and I was truly entertained from start to finish. I even learned a thing or two.
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"The Black Madonna" is loaded with stereotypes -- the overbearing Italian mama, the rich Jewish family; however, this book is so hysterical that political correctness must, thank God, go by the wayside. Filled with scenes of life in tenement housing in "the old neighborhood," Louisa Ermelino has written great atmosphere with colorful, memorable characters. There is no deep plot, just a delightful splash of life, love, religion, friendship, and aging.
Goldendragon
This book is very well-written, with lots of mysticism and information on Italian spirituality. Once I opened it, I couldn't put it down. The 3 main characters are exciting and intriguing.
Grokinos
I loved this book. I read it during a 20-hour bus ride, keeping my above-the-seat light on well into the night. Not so much to see what would happen (although you really don't know that until the last pages); more because I just wasn't ready to say good-night to the characters. This is the best part: Unlike many books I read, the ending was just as good as the beginning. I'll read more of her books.
My mother grew up in the area where this book takes place. I bought her this book, and she was said it was wonderful and brought back many memories. The sites mentioned are all real, and some of the people remind her of those she grew up with. If anyone is nostalgiac for that area and era, this is a must-read.
The Black Madonna: A Novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Louisa Ermelino
ISBN: 0684871661
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (March 7, 2001)
Pages: 256 pages