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eBook Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family ePub

by Karen Tintori

  • ISBN: 0312334648
  • Category: True Crime
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Karen Tintori
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (July 8, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1330 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1607 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 578

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Unto The Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori, St. Martin's Press 2007

The book has been published in hardcover, paperback and electronic formats and was nominated for a Michigan Notable Book Award. In 2008, The Illumination, another collaboration by Tintori and Gregory, was published by St. Martin's Press and simultaneously by Rowholt in Germany. Unto The Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori, St. Martin's Press 2007. The Illumination by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori, St. Martin's Press 2008.

Unto the Daughters book. Karen Tintori thought she knew her family tree. Karen Tintori has written a compelling novel that presents a great look into 3 generations of women of Sicilian-American descent and the horrible "secret" that they kept about the disappearance of one of their own. Incredibly enough this is a true story. I will choose Unto the Daughters as my book group choice.

240 pages : 21 cm. "Karen Tintori thought she knew her family tree. Her grandmother Josie had immigrated from Sicily with her parents at the turn of the century. They settled in Detroit, and, with Josie's eight siblings, worked to create a home for themselves away from the poverty and servitude of the old country. But Josie had a sister that nobody spoke of. Her name was Frances, and at age sixteen, she fell in love with a young barber. Her father wanted her to marry an older don in the neighborhood mafia-a marriage that would give his sons a leg up in the mob. When Frances instead.

Few of these transgressors paid a higher price than Frances Costa, who was brutally murdered by her own brothers in a 1919 Sicilian honor killing in Detroit. And fewer yet have had a more tenacious successor than Frances's great-niece, Karen Tintori, who refused to allow the truth to remain forgotten. Frank Viviano, author of Blood Washes Blood and Dispatches from the Pacific Century.

Unto the Daughters is a historical mystery and family story that unwraps the many layers of family, honor, memory, and fear to find an honor killing in turn-of-the-century Detroit.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Unto the Daughters is a historical mystery and family story that unwraps the many layers of family, honor, memory, and fear to find an honor killing in turn-of-the-century Detroit. Tracing the history and insular world of Italian immigrants back to the old country, Karen Tintori shows what they came from, what they hoped for, and how the hopes and dreams of America fell far short for her great-aunt Frances.

The secretive nature of the Sicilian culture resonates within Unto the Daughters. Unto The Daughters- Karen Tintori. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago.

book by Karen Tintori. Nearly every family has a skeleton in its closet, an ancestor who sins against custom and tradition and pays a double price  . The secretive nature of the Sicilian culture resonates within Unto the Daughters. Hearing it had been compared to Godfather II, I had a difficult time visualizing how that could be, but once I started reading, the comparison is on point, especially the way Tintoi weaves her story between modern day Detroit and the Sicilian town of Corleone.

The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family. In 1993, the author found an old family passport with a scratched-out name: Francesca Costa

The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family. In 1993, the author found an old family passport with a scratched-out name: Francesca Costa. That’s the one they got rid of, her Aunt Grace said. When she realized Tintori knew nothing about it, she refused to say more.

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Karen Tintori is an American author of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include: "Unto the Daughters: the legacy of an honor killing in a Sicilian American Family," and "Trapped, the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster. Her books cover a wide range of human experience, from the mysteries of the Kabbalah to the lives of Italian American immigrants. She writes both as a solo author and in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author Jill Gregory with whom she wrote: "The Book of Names," and "The Illumination," among others.

I just finished this book. It is a page turning read! It is thought provoking,disturbing and sad. While there were some happy memories in this book and those ignited my own happy memories of my sicilian family, the dark side of the men in this family is what sticks with you. I will always remember Frances and very grateful I was born to make my own choices and decisions and not baggage owned and abused by the men in her family as was the ways then. If you have any sicilian blood in you or do genealogy, please consider this book

"Nearly every family has a skeleton in its closet, an ancestor who "sins" against custom and tradition and pays a double price. Karen Tintori refused to allow the truth to remain forgotten. This is a book for anyone who shares the conviction that all history, in the end, is family history."--Frank Viviano, author of Blood Washes Blood and Dispatches from the Pacific Century

"Many books are called ‘page-turners' by reviewers, but this one will truly have you glued to the turning pages for hours."-- Comunes of Italy Magazine

"Unto the Daughters reads like a nonfiction version of the film Godfather II--if it had been told from the point of view of a female Corleone."--Eleni N. Gage, author of North of Ithaka

Karen Tintori thought she knew her family tree. Her grandmother Josie had immigrated from Sicily with her parents at the turn of the century. They settled in Detroit, and with Josie's eight siblings, worked to create a home for themselves away from the poverty and servitude of the old country. Their descendants were proud Italian-Americans.

But Josie had a sister that nobody spoke of. Her name was Frances, and at age sixteen, she fell in love with a young barber. Her father wanted her to marry an older don in the neighborhood mafia--a marriage that would give his sons a leg up in the mob. But Frances eloped with her barber. And when she returned a married woman, her father and brothers killed her for it. Her family then erased her from its collective memory. Even 80 years and two generations later, Frances and her death were not spoken of, her name was erased from the family genealogy, her pictures burned, and her memory suppressed.

Unto the Daughters is a historical mystery and family story that unwraps the many layers of family, honor, memory, and fear to find an honor killing in turn of the century Detroit.

"Many books are called ‘page-turners' by reviewers, but this one will truly have you glued to the turning pages for hours. It's a must read for anyone researching their Italian ancestry."-- Comunes of Italy MagazineKAREN TINTORI is a writer and journalist who lives in Michigan with her family. Karen's books include Trapped, a 2002 Chicago Tribune favorite book, and The Book of Names (co-author), among others. Visit her website at: www.karentintori.com

Comments

Whitecaster Whitecaster
A well written compelling novel that pulls you into the pages and into the lives of Karen's Sicilian family. The story she reveals in her novel is an unspeakable family secret that was buried for many years until Karen had the courage and investigative skill to reveal the dark past of her family. While reading you will learn about Sicilian traditions and culture and about the struggles immigrants endure while trying to adjust to their new home. This is a must-read for all who wish to understand the complex Sicilian culture. Filomena Abys-Smith author of A Bit of Myself
Walianirv Walianirv
I have to say that it offers a rare glimpse into what the Italians (Sicilians) were like, both in their culture and the circumstances regarding their coming to America, specifically the Detroit area in a way that puts you "right into the story". The author's research is commendable and the writing lets you experience the conditions the people faced; especially as it relates to coming over on the ship and what they faced when they got here both from outsiders and their own families. This was my book club's choice for the month, and coincidentally I was researching my own family's Sicilian history. I gained a lot of insight as to why my ancestors behaved the way they did; every family has its stories and this book is fascinating because it is based on truth and details events here in Detroit where I live. I also have cousins that know the author and can verify the relations.
Roru Roru
As a first generation Sicilian American woman, I thought the sociological details were very true to my own experiences as a daughter. My folks came from Palermo and Trapani and the historical details seem very authentic to the stories I heard throughout my lifetime.
A good story, but better still if you can relate to the poverty and patriarchal societies some of us derive out of.
Thetath Thetath
I bought this for a few friends after I read it. It is an interesting story of a Sicilian immigrant family. It is beautifully written with complex characters.
Tujar Tujar
I enjoyed reading the book. However, it was sad that her life was taken in the name of "honor". Things like this happen in many families. We think that this is so ancient and unbelievable but it still continues in 2017 around the world.
Modigas Modigas
Being a Sicilian daughter myself, I enjoyed the history and traditions of the culture. I did not know that dark side exposed in the novel, but remember hearing several terms and vernacular of the language from my grandparents. Also, coming from the Midwest and having relatives in the Detroit area made it more meaningful to me. Everyone wants to know about their roots; I envy the author that she was able to get so much information from her ancestors before they lost their memories or died.
Vudogal Vudogal
A very interesting tale, indeed!
good book and eye opener