The Almond Picker

The Almond Picker

Book - 2005 | 1st American ed
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The child of poor farmers, La Mennulara became a maid for a well-to-do local family when she was only a girl; by dint of hard work and intelligence, she became the indispensable administrator of the family's affairs. Still, she was a mere servant, and now (as this story begins) she is dead.

As the details unfold about this mysterious woman, The Almond Picker assumes the witty suspense of a thriller, the emotional power of a love story, and the evocative atmosphere of a historical novel. Set in Sicily in the 1960s, a violent, complicated society in the midst of tumultuous change, The Almond Picker is the story of a woman who negotiated for her freedom as no one else dared.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780312425067
0312425066
Branch Call Number: AGNELLO
Characteristics: x, 315 p. ; 19 cm

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