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One Family’s Story of Coming to America

May 20, 2013
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Confession is good for the soul, even after the soul has been claimed. The novel “Forty Years in a Day” by Mona Rodriguez begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children emigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she doesn’t learn of his death for several years — it’s a secret that puts…

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