Giovanna's 86 Circles: And Other Stories
These ten magical stories are primarily set in Pittsburgh-area river towns, where Italian American women and girls draw from their culture and folklore to bring life and a sense of wonder to a seemingly barren region of the Rust Belt. Each story catapults the ordinary into something original and unpredictable.
Finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award
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Giovanna's 86 circles: and other storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The title story of this compact collection ends with the fourth-grade narrator finding an "earthquake"-sized epiphany in a classmate's kiss ("The answer was smack in middle of Giovanna's eighty-sixth ... Read full review