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Longing For Wickhaven

Author : Margaret Masci
ISBN : 9781449007492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Longing For Wickhaven is an epic tale that spans the memorable life of Connie Borzanna, from her carefree childhood in the nineteen thirty's, along with seven sisters born to Italian immigrant parents, to the final years of a turbulent, chaotic marriage with Dominic Preste. In the early years, Dominic was handsome and charismatic, with a dark side that escalated to near madness, and his abuse against Connie only ended upon his death. The memories of Connie's young years with her family in the small coalmining town of Wickhaven, Pennsylvania sustained her for her entire life. It was a life she had hoped to have with Dominic but when they married, she was blind to the secrets and demons that made him violent and irrational. Though the subject matter of Longing For Wickhaven is dramatic and thought provoking, much of the story is humorous and conveys to the reader the joy and love within the Borzanna household. It was a time of innocence, and a time when eight sisters were made to feel loved and secure by a stern but gentle mother, and a patient, protective father who supported his family during Prohibition by bootlegging for Al Capone. The story follows Connie into the later years of her marriage to Dominic and gives the reader access to the dark world beyond the closed doors of the Preste home where a mother struggles to protect herself and her children from the anger and hatred of their father. Dominic seems to relish in the constant fearful and tormented expression on the face of his wife. Connie spends more than fifty years trying to find out the secret her husband is keeping about his father's death. In his sleep, he pleads with his mother.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures Of Dilly And Pop

Author : Dillan Masci
ISBN : 1545641803
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The first of the series The Adventures of Dilly and Pop is The Leaky Ceiling. Young Dilly always looks forward to spending his summers at his grandpa's farm, and this adventure happened to begin on the second day of his visit. Dilly and Pop have a loving relationship, and they always seem to find a way to turn their situations into fun adventures. Now, The Leaky Ceiling may not sound like much of an adventure, but it turns out to be a great adventure, and a memory to be treasured. A leaky ceiling? Oh, no! Now what? Pop's friend, Mr. Putterman can fix it, but where do they get the money? Now...the adventure begins. Who would have thought pizza would be the answer? Pizza! Another problem solved by a great adventure, and many more to come. Dillan Masci is a twelve year old, young man who showed artistic abilities at a very young age, one of which turned out to be story writing, and illustration. An accomplished sketch artist, Dillan is home-schooled by his mother and grandmother, and as the reader of his books can conclude, his family life is very supportive and adventurous. Dillan's outgoing personality is mature, yet comedic, and he describes himself as an "old soul." He started writing the Adventures of Dilly and Pop, wanting to show adventure, and include a positive message for young readers. Being so close with his grandparents, he wanted to show that a relationship with a grandparent can be really cool and filled with memories and adventures. Dillan has been raised by his mom, Michelle; a single mother of powerful inner strength, focused on the raising of her two sons in a God-filled home, always teaching, supporting and encouraging her boys to love who they are, and never give up on their God-given talents and abilities. She is an entrepreneur and is the head of the management team for the handling of The Adventures of Dilly and Pop book series. Dillan and his grandmother, Maggie Masci have an unusual relationship; not just grandmother and grandson, but writing and drawing partners. Maggie is an accomplished oil painter and published author of the novel Longing for Wickhaven, and an inspirational book called I'm Just Sayin'. She is quite content considering herself in the employ of Dillan; the "polisher" of the stories and illustrations. What are grandmas for? As a family, they love their ongoing charity work. Dillan's favorite is Blessings in a Backpack, which the Masci family has headed up for the past four years. They have been feeding the children of needy families, every weekend, in their own community. The Adventures of Dilly and Pop and The Leaky Ceiling will soon be followed with a second book titled The Adventures of Dilly and Pop and The Troublesome Piglets.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Black Diamond

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ISBN : UIUC:30112069102652
Genre : Coal trade
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Category: Coal trade

Busquemos Paz En Pos De Nuestra Libertad

Author : A.Ursula Goyzueta M.
ISBN : 9781463356217
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 33.69 MB
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Una obra que además entraña fuertes denuncias contra sistemas y niveles que tratan de impedir la evolución da la humanidad. '' Los sueños son el lenguaje de tu ser interior... sigue sus señales ''
Category: Biography & Autobiography