The Fisherman's Son, set on the rustic and rocky coast of Gloucester, New England's oldest seaport, is a tale of legal and emotional conflict, passion and a peoples quest for justice. John Palermo, Sicilian by birth, was sent by his dying Papa, alone and terrified, at the tender age of ten, to live with the Amicos in Gloucester. Accepted by a loving family and taken in by a community, wedded to the sea, John grew to cherish and finally to defend his people against those forces who would steal their rights and their dignity. The Fisherman's Son is a legal thriller with riveting courtroom confrontations where good and evil stand in stark contrast. It is also a love story, in depths both tender and compelling.
This touching memoir tells a true story of a families survival and how a mother – The Fisherman’s Wife, battled with hardship that trailed a devastating tragedy. The fisherman’s son tells his story with an innocent, childlike perspective intertwined with spiritual reflection of a time full of pain, triumph, laughter, and adventure.
Feel good poems, the Author says. They still have that effect on him, though some of them evolved some 65 years ago. Many of the poems portray nature, and then a bit of philosophy, while many tell of good old days, and much more. "Then I raise my head to look up through the waving boughs, The azure sky, the oval puffs, like feathers floating by." from MEDITATION And from THE EUROPEAN GIRL: "Near the majestic Alps I met her, those historic mountains far away. Winter finds them deep, snow laden, but clear and green that summer day." "There were apple blossoms earlier, fragrance on the hill. Rain drops falling, fresh and gently, as they
First published in 1979, this collection of sixty-three essays on the novel drawn from ten periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1850. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals thought were the most urgent critical concerns facing the working reviewer. Including an introduction which assesses the issues raised by the best periodicals at the time, this anthology is designed to provide students of Victorian fiction and critical theory with a collection of essays on the art of fiction in a convenient and durable form.