Lola's Luck: My Life Among the California Gypsies [NOOK Book]

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A wild and bittersweet adventure into a world none but Machvaia Gypsies know - Susan Sarandon Gypsies in America are hidden. With estimates between fifty thousand and over a million, the Gypsy population is as mysterious as their ways, and vast amounts of misinformation swirl around them. Lola's Luck peers behind the curtain, past the paisley walls and twinkling lights to find an "expert advisor on love, business and marriage." Lola's Luck introduces a remarkable woman who drew a young anthropologist into her ...
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Lola's Luck: My Life Among the California Gypsies

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Overview

A wild and bittersweet adventure into a world none but Machvaia Gypsies know - Susan Sarandon Gypsies in America are hidden. With estimates between fifty thousand and over a million, the Gypsy population is as mysterious as their ways, and vast amounts of misinformation swirl around them. Lola's Luck peers behind the curtain, past the paisley walls and twinkling lights to find an "expert advisor on love, business and marriage." Lola's Luck introduces a remarkable woman who drew a young anthropologist into her colorful society, changing her life. A true story of luck, kinship, love and an entire world hidden from view, Lola's Luck is a stunning personal memoir of life among the Gypsies of America. Here is a fresh response to the stereotypes that surround a traditional culture trying to keep itself alive in the face of American values. In the end, it is Lola's story-"the story of the world!"-that is riveting. Hand on hip, heart as big as the widest space, a Gypsy, yes, and a Queen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934848609
  • Publisher: GemmaMedia
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 906,127
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Miller is an anthropologist who has studied the Machvaia Roma of California. Gypsy ritual, belief and celebration are the topics of most of her scholarly publications. Carol Miller lives in Seattle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

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    Interesting story, marginal presentation

    This should have been a really fabulous memoir: an honest account of a would-be old school anthropologist who gets caught up in the community she purports to study. I don't know if the author was holding something back or if she just could have used a good editor, but the writing felt superficial to me. At rare moments in the narrative, I felt she was engaged and in the scene; those moments made me realize what I was missing the rest of the time. I still recommend the book to anyone who's at all curious about the Gypsy/Roma community in the U.S.

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