I am pleased to welcome author Carmela Cattuti today with an excerpt from her book, The Ascent. She is now on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.
About The Ascent:
Publication Date: June 1, 2019
Paperback; 260 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
The sequel to Carmela Cattuti’s first novel, Between the Cracks, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, she manages to assimilate into the social life of a small town outside of New York City. Through the horrors of war, domestic tragedy, and raising her sister-in-law’s children, hers is a successful immigrant experience. Angela seeks to transcend organized religion and develop her spirituality. She influenced three generations of Americans through her artistic sensibility and a sharpened intuition. The book parallels America’s growth with Angela’s growing sense of who she is in the world.
About the Author:
Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a writer for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature at Boston College, she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. As fate would have it, she felt compelled to write her great-aunt’s story. Between the Cracks and The Ascent have gone through several incarnations and will become a trilogy. The Ascent is her second novel.