Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows

by Anna Casamento Arrigo

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BN ID: 2940016536194
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 86
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anna Casamento Arrigo was born in Sorrentini, Sicily and came to
America with her family and settled in New Jersey.
After suffering a stroke, she turned to writing as a means of expressing
her innermost thoughts through visionary prose. Inspired by
music, poetry, and the classics of literature, Casamento Arrigo truly
encompasses the breadth and scope of the written word.
Having taught inner-city students prior to her stroke, Casamento Arrigo
understands full well what it means to need inspiration. Between the
success found at her hands, and the successful impartation of love,
creativity, and understanding, on to her five children and her seven
grandchildren, Casamento Arrigo has accomplished a great deal.
She still lives in New Jersey with her husband, Vinny.
This is her first memoir.

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Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short memoir is powerhouse! It illustrates how less is more! While the author's childhood is filled with very disturbing events, it has not seemed to crush her spirit. Albeit, there are some very disturbing moments, there are also some rather comical as well. I can't wait to see what this author comes up with next!!!Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It takes great strength and courage to reveal such details about this author's abusive childhood. I applaud her greatly. Her use of flashback is solidly well written. I highly recommend "Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows." Kudos for this new author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written! I am inspired by this author's ability to overcome her turbulent childhood and the fact that she wrote this after a stroke. I would give it 4 stars.
tinman97030 3 months ago
This is a pleasant, mesmerizing memoir. Anna’s poetic vein runs deep through her story. Then something violent or unspeakable happens to her or a loved one and you are shocked awake. Actually, you could miss some of those incidents if you are not reading carefully enough, Anna doesn’t glorify them at all. Growing up bi-lingual in America, due to her public-school education, she is forced to interpret for her mother at the most stressful times of life a person can expect to experience. I enjoyed this book. It’s colorful and provides many glimpses of life in a small Italian town, through the eyes of a young girl, as well as learning to cope in America. I award this book 4.4 stars! The score would have been higher, except for the large handful of spelling errors I found.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This memoir paints a vivid picture of a young immigrant girl's life which has been molded by the "boxer" like hands of her omnipotent father. One cannot help but be on the side of the writer - rooting her on towards a life of happiness and fulfillment. Anna compels the reader to identify with the myriad of emotions she has towards her parents. Emotions that are not so easy to deal with but that we experience nonetheless. It is a beautifully written memoir and leaves the reader yearning to read about the next chapter(s) in Anna's life. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very touching story told through the eyes of an innocent child with so many questions. The author captures the innocence of this child as she experiences life's hardships, changes, and emotional confusion in her new world in a very realistic way. Both inspiring and motivational....Hope to see more from this author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased the book two days ago and couldn't put it down .  The author captures your interest in her life. Good job.  Hope to see more books by  Anna!i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Migrating to the U.S. as well I can totally understand the difficult task of assimilation while maintaining your culture and heritage. I also understand the difficulty of surviving a stroke since my mother just recently had one. She is also still recovering. I applaud this author's ability to deal with its after effects and find release through writing. Beautifully written, she captures the essence of words poetically. I truly hope she continues with her writing and look forward to reading her work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written work with wonderful use of imagery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift. It's not usually my type of genre. I was unexpectedly surprised. It reads more like poetry or prose than a traditional novel.  Thereby leaving more for you to imagine in your minds eye than letting the author paint the complete picture. It's a quick read aand worth checking out.