November 9, 2012    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Articles Author Guest Posts Blog Tours   

The Tale of Lucia Grande, the Early Years

Lightning Book Promotions is managing a blog tour for this book by .

This novel recently made it to the Quarter final rounds in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Amazon reviewers called it great storytelling:

“…flows with such beauty you are holding your breath to eagerly read each word!”

When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells an intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving an irrational, warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s.

The narrative is told from Lucia’s perspective as the second child where she and her siblings are caught in the middle of a lifelong war between her mother, Ruth, an overbearing, unhappy homemaker, and her father, Leonard, a manipulative, sometimes violent New York City cop. Lucia is the silent, thoughtful eyewitness to her parents’ constant and sometimes life-threatening battle.

The story is told as a memoir; each chapter describes a particular incident in Lucia’s life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her siblings. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where as a young woman, she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever.

This timeless story of one woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it is powerfully and poignantly told.

Tour schedule:

November:

1st Phaedra @ Identity Discovery (guest post)

2nd Sheila @ Sheila Deeth (guest post)

3rd Andi @ Radiant Light

4th Cara @ Love, Peace and Books

5th Vidya @ Books are Magic

6th Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts

7th Denise @ The Pen Muse

8th Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

9th HERE @ Savage Lullabye! (spotlight)

10th Nicole @ Pretty Opinionated (guest post)

11th Georgiana @ Coupon Clipping Texan

12th Bette @ 4writersandreaders (interview)

13th Marissa @ For The Love of Film and Novels (guest post)

14th vb @ Books For Me

15th Julia @ Talk Story TV (interview)

16th Melina @ Melina’s Book Blog (guest post)

17th Day @ Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

18th Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious

19th Leslie @ Storeybook Reviews

20th Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

21st Kathleen @ Celticlady Reviews

22nd Allizabeth @ The Paperback Pursuer

23rd Kathy @ Book Reviews & More by Kathy

24th Hayley @ Hanging Off The Wire

25th Autumn @ The Avid Reader

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