Across 7th Street

Across 7th Street

by Marino Amoruso
     
 
7th STREET is in Brooklyn, New York. It's a long block with stores and benches that signifies the invisible line; the one that separates the Italian-American and Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods from each other. This story of romance and coming of age takes place during "the last era of innocence"- the early 1960's, before world events erupted into turbulent

Overview

7th STREET is in Brooklyn, New York. It's a long block with stores and benches that signifies the invisible line; the one that separates the Italian-American and Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods from each other. This story of romance and coming of age takes place during "the last era of innocence"- the early 1960's, before world events erupted into turbulent times.
Across 7th Street allows us to experience both the joy of new love and the pain of loss, as told by Vincent, a 20 year old street-wise kid who grows into a man before our very eyes.
Vincent is the son of an Italian stonemason and meets Rachel, the daughter of an Orthodox Jewish businessman, while working on her house. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but very complicated; because although they only live a few blocks away from each other - they are divided by 7th Street.
Vincent's friends and family add humor and a genuine picture of loyalty and compassion as they watch Vincent fall in love with a beautiful young woman whose background and experiences couldn't be more different than his. At times, the results are quite touching and amusing.
Rachel, who is still controlled by her stern father, begins to realize that the world is a much bigger, more exciting place than the rigid, strict and smothering adult life that has already been defined for her by her parents.
Across 7th Street is truly an unforgettable story about the power of destiny and the surprising paths our lives often take. Vincent and Rachel's life plans and unforeseen circumstances take readers on a ride that seems familiar, but changes course at the worst possible time.
Similar to books by Nicholas Sparks; Across 7th Street is filled with tender romance, humor and true emotion. It is a realistic look at both the New York Jewish and Italian-American ethnic cultures in the early 1960's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983693116
Publisher:
MyMar Entertainment Incorporated
Publication date:
06/04/2011
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
743,830
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marino Amoruso, an award-winning filmmaker and author has written, directed and edited over 50 films for broadcast and cable networks. He's been nominated for four Emmy Awards, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award as well as awards at the New York Film Festival.
He has written nine books -
FICTION:
ACROSS 7TH STREET - a love story in the style of Nicholas Sparks.
THE SIXTH FAMILY - a gritty Mafia story, both riveting and funny.
MONROE CITY BLUES - baseball, prejudice and life lessons in 1960's South.
THE LAST OUTLAW - a NY reporter goes to New Mexico to uncover the truth about a legend.
NON-FICTION:
GIL HODGES: THE QUIET MAN - a personal view of Gil's life from his Indiana childhood to his legendary career as a baseball player and manager; as told by those who knew him best. Also revealed are the secret deals made by the voting committee that kept Gil from his deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
BACK IN THE DAY: REFLECTIONS OF A BABY BOOMER - a collection of short stories; humorous and poignant views from a Baby Boomer.
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR - Amoruso's award winning reflection of his life as an American-Italian Brooklyn boy, living with his immigrant family.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS: THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA- the companion book to the film Pride & Passion: The Italians in America.
AUNT PHIL GALLO'S COOKBOOK - a wonderful collection of Italian family recipes.
Amoruso proudly received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sons of Italy in America for preserving Italian-American culture, history and heritage in his books and films. See them on our website www.mymarfilms.com or Marino Amoruso on Amazon.

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