You were there before my eyes: a novel

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2018.
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A richly imagined portrait of an immigrant woman in the heady and unpredictable first half of the twentieth century.

Sweeping and panoramic, You Were There Before My Eyes is the epic and intimate story of a young woman who chafes at the stifling routine and tradition of her small, turn-of-the-century Italian village. When an opportunity presents itself for her to emigrate to America, her hunger for escape compels her to leave everything behind for the gleaming promises await her and her young husband in Mr. Ford's factories.

Determine to survive, and perhaps even thrive, young Jane finds herself navigating not just a new language and country, but a world poised upon the edge of economic and social revolution--and war. As Jane searches for inner fulfillment while building young family, the tide of history ebbs and flows. From the chaos of Ellis Island to the melting pot of industrial Detroit, You Were There Before My Eyes spills over with colorful characters and vivid period details. Maria Riva paints an authentic portrait of immigrant America and poignantly captures the ever evolving nature of the American dream.

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Electronic books
FICTION / Sagas
Immigrants -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Italian Americans -- Fiction
Italians -- United States -- Fiction
Large type books
United States -- History -- 1909-1913 -- Fiction
Women immigrants -- United States -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
title_displayYou were there before my eyes : a novel
title_fullYou were there before my eyes / Maria Riva
You were there before my eyes : a novel [electronic resource] / Maria Riva
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History
Immigrants
Italian Americans
Italians
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Social life and customs
Women immigrants
World War, 1914-1918