Don't mess with me or mine. This is the unspoken code of the Sicilian people. The small island is beautiful but filled with suffering, brutality, and oppression. The only way for people to get through their lives is to excise any weakness and make a show of strength.
This mind-set is why Gino Catania knows he can't stay in Sicily. After being caught by his lover's husband, he is a wanted man. The only thing he can do is completely start over. For his escape, Gino looks across the ocean toward America! The year is 1900, and immigrants from all over the world are flowing into the land of the free.
Author Geraldine D. Villalba bases this lush family saga on her own family's history. She traces Gino's legacy throughout the next century as he becomes the patriarch of the Catania family. They are a clan of dreamers, travelers, and optimists-and they all know the importance of loyalty and love.
The Catanias have each other, but will that be enough to survive and thrive? Illness, accidents, and shocking violence mar the Catanias' lives. It might have been tough to live in Sicily, but America can be just as unforgiving.
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About the Author
Geraldine D. Villalba was born in San Francisco, California. As a teenager, she moved to the tiny hamlet of San Carlos. At the local high school in Redwood City, she met the love of her life. They have now been married for seventy years.
Villalba has four daughters, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.