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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

3.5 stars Nella Costelucca narrates her story of growing up on a farm in PA but loving school and wanting to be a teacher. However, her father's injury forces her to quit school and go to work at the ... Read full review

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

Beginning in early 20th-century TQOTBT chronicles the lives of the Castellucas, an Italian-American family, over the course of three generations. " In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village ... Read full review

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

Small town life novel set near my hometown. I recognized the places! Nella Castelluca, the middle of five daughters of an Italian family, has to leave school and go to work in the blouse factory at ... Read full review

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

In the late 1800s, the residents of a small village in the Bari region of Italy, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, made a mass migration to the promised land: America. They settled in Roseto ... Read full review

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User Review  - espref - LibraryThing

Okay, I listened to an unabridged audio of this. I would say it was enough to hold my attention, but not great. I believe it would be an excellent Lifetime movie and sometimes that's enough. Read full review

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User Review  - CatieN - LibraryThing

Roseto, Pennsylvania, is a town created by Italian immigrants and is almost an exact replica of the towns they left in Italy. The main character of the book is Nella Casteluca. (I apologizeto the ... Read full review

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User Review  - birdsam0610 - LibraryThing

I just want to state that I do more in life than just trawl the sale piles in Borders. Queen of the Big Time was another one of these finds, although I had read good reviews about this author before ... Read full review

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User Review  - carka - LibraryThing

Like Big Stone Gap trilogy, chronicles the experiences of an Italian family in Pennsylvania...what you want on the surface may not be what's best for you. Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

As a child I lived near Roseto, PA. This book brought back many wonderful memories. If you are looking for a quick read that makes you laugh and cry, this is the book to get. Triginai is a master at ... Read full review

Review: The Queen Of The Big Time: A Novel

User Review  - Donna Huber - Goodreads

The Queen of the Big Time was a charming story following the life an Italian immigrant family. I really enjoyed it. It is on the light and fluffy side, but I did tear up a time or two. See my full review http://girl-who-reads.blogspot.com/20... Read full review


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