Monday, January 7, 2013

The Tale of Lucia Grandi Book Blast: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card and Signed Books!

The Tale of Lucia Grandi

The Tale of Lucia Grandi

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 a warring suburban family during the 1950s and '60s.

Written 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 family. 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.

Told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, this is a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it.

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About Susan Speranza

Susan SperanzaI was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where I had an interesting and creative childhood. Once in college, I studied Psychology and Philosophy, but since “thinking” didn’t translate into earning money or job security, I worked at a variety of different and unrelated jobs, both in New York City and on Long Island.

In order to keep me sane through all the craziness of life, I spent my spare time writing. Anything and everything. The culmination of this was a fantasy -- The City of Light -- which has recently been reissued as an eBook.

I took up the hobby of dog showing and breeding and produced many Pekingese Champions. You can see them over at our Castlerigg Pekingese website.

Somewhere in the middle of my life so far, after a great personal upheaval, I went back to school and became a high-school librarian. I managed to fulfill my childhood dream of living in the country when I finally escaped suburbia and moved to Vermont, where I now happily live with my beautiful Pekes.

But I’ve never stopped writing. My biography (as with my life, I hope) is to be continued...

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88 comments:

  1. I think I would choose the suburbs, usually you can get the amenities of the city but find nice a quiet space like in the country

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  2. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  3. I have lived in the city and suburbs, but I have always dreamed of living in the country.

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  4. I prefer to live in the country... much quieter!
    Lisa Alexander

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  5. I love the city where I reside.

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  6. grass is greener on the other side - i live in the burbs but would rather be in the country

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  7. The country...more open spaces and less people.

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  8. I live in the burbs so I'd like to give country a try. No city for me.

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  9. Country - you can always drive to town if you need to but you can't make obnoxious neighbors disappear.

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  10. I have lived in the burbs all my life but have always yearned for the country..a small vacation home close by would be ideal to escape to on the weekends.
    terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I like to live just outside the big city. Close to everything while still having the peace and quiet of the country.

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  12. I love the country...I want to live in Alaska.

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  13. I like the suburbs....

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  14. I would love to live in the city!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I am a city girl so def right outside of one

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  16. I'd like to live in a Northern Wisconsin cottage.
    Thank you

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  17. I have lived in the country and in the suburbs. I like the suburbs best.

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  18. I would choose the country...maybe a cabin in the woods

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  19. I'd like to live in the 'burbs.

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  20. Definitely the country!! :)
    melly66@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I love the city where I reside.

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  22. Just where I live ~ the country. 14 acres, 4 dogs. No neighbors.

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  23. I'd choose the city.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  24. The country, where is actually more quieter.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  25. I would love to live in the country .. with goats, and chickens

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  26. I've always had a dream of living by a lake, just me, hubby, some cats, and a whole lot of books.

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  27. Out in the country.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  28. I love living in a big city!
    Kelly
    miamibaby01 at yahoo .com

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  29. This book takes place in the suburbs. Where would you choose to live, given all the options-city, country or the 'burbs?

    country

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  30. I like living in the country but not too far from a town so that shopping etc doesn't become a full time job.

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  31. I would pick the suburbs or the country - no city for me

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  32. The suburbs..I don't want to live too far out of the city.

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  33. I would like to live in the country, but be less than an hour from a big city, too!

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  34. I would live in the suburbs, lived there before, life was great.

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  35. Im a city boy so I would pick the suburbs

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  36. The city :) but only because I can ride the bus where I need to go :) Being partially blind and unable to drive makes it hard to live in the country :)

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  37. Between the country and the 'burbs. A small town, preferably on the outskirts.

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  38. Country:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  39. I am in the country....and love it.

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  40. I have always lived in the country & enjoy the peaceful tranquility.

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  41. i would love to live in a big city

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  42. Either a big city or the country - probably the country now I ahve kids

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  43. I like the burbs

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  44. I have lived in the country (now) and in Philadelphia, PA....give me the country any day

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  45. i would live in the country

    Ted Kooper
    fwdsd45 @gmail.com

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  46. teh country

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  47. I'd love to live in the country :)

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  48. New York City.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  49. the country with a big yard

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  50. I've lived in the city all my life....would love to move to the country

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  51. In the country. It's quiet.

    nehsarang at yahoo dot com

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  52. The country would be nice. Even though the technology would be limiting, I wouldn't mind being away from everyone in a clean, quiet, peaceful environment. Guess that's why I take a vacation up to rural Maine every summer.

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  53. I would love to live near to the beach!

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  54. the country for sure thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  55. in the country with my own thriving farm!

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  56. Country, I live in the woods, and I love it here

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  57. the country
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  58. I prefer the country, or a small town on the outskirts of a city.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  59. I love the country. It's so peaceful and private!

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  60. Country for sure. I grew up there and never really wanted to live. The only disadvantage is that I'm not within walking distance of a library!

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  61. I would love to live in the country where I could have all kinds of animals and grow things to eat and flowers to pick.

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  62. I'd live in the burbs.

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  63. country:) entered rafflecopter as Ann H

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  64. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win The
    $50 Amazon Gift Card
    Or An Autographed Copy of The Tale of Lucia Grandi:The Early Years.
    In Response To Your Question Of
    Where would you choose to live,given all the options-city,
    country or the 'burbs?
    I Would Choose To Live In The Country.

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