This was one of those chance finds while browsing one day. It is a story about an Italian-American woman from Queens New York who struggles for independence from an old world, domineering Sicilian father and the conflict between immigrant parents and their more Americanized children. There are some clichés here but that doesn’t take away from the power of the story, whichseems to be autobiographical in some ways but it’s hard to tell for sure. It was an enjoyable read but it doesn’t really cover any ground that hasn’t been covered before in stories such as these. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but there really isn’t anything “new” brought to the table here. Still, it is very well written and it is a good story. For those who are interested in Italian-American literature, I would recommend this. Just don’t expect anything truly groundbreaking.