We are happy to announce that author Pamela Schoenewaldt will be coming to Book Club Girl on Air! Join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 30 to hear Pamela chatting about her new novel, Swimming in the Moon, which went on sale last month. If you haven't picked up the book yet, you can start reading here!
Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa on the Bay of Naples, where Teresa soothes their unhappy mistress with song. But volatile tempers force them to flee, exchanging their warm, gilded cage for the cold winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's restless immigrant quarters.
With a voice as soaring and varied as her moods, Teresa transforms herself into the Naples Nightingale on the vaudeville circuit. Clever and hardworking, Lucia blossoms in school until her mother's demons return, fracturing Lucia's dreams.
Yet Lucia is not alone in her struggle for a better life. All around her, friends and neighbors, new Americans, are demanding decent wages and working conditions. Lucia joins their battle, confronting risks and opportunities that will transform her and her world in ways she never imagined.
We have 10 copies of Swimming in the Moon to give to 10 people who comment that they can participate in our show on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 PM EST. We'll pick 10 random commenters from anyone who posts by 11:59pm Monday, October 7.
We look forward to hearing from you during our live book chat discussion with Pamela on October 30! Send in questions during the live show via the chat function (be sure to register on the site beforehand - choose the free option) or you can call in and ask her a question directly by dialing 347-945-6149. If you can’t join us, post your question in the comments section below, and we’ll ask Kathleen on air.
For more from Pamela Schoenewaldt, you can find her on Facebook!Other upcoming shows include Kathleen McCleary, author of Leaving Haven, on Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM! We hope to see you then.