About When We Were Strangers
• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (January 25, 2011)
“The people as real as your own family, and the tale realistic enough to be any American’s.”
—Nancy E. Turner, author of These is My Words
A moving, powerful, and evocative debut novel, When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt heralds the arrival of superb new voice in American fiction. A tale rich in color, character, and vivid historical detail, it chronicles the tumultuous life journey of a young immigrant seamstress, as she travels from her isolated Italian mountain village through the dark corners of late nineteenth century America. A historical novel that readers of Geraldine Brooks, Nancy Turner, Frances de Pontes Peebles, and Debra Dean will most certainly cherish, When We Were Strangers will live in the mind and the heart long after its last page is turned.
About Pamela Schoenewaldt
Pamela Schoenewaldt lived for ten years in a small town outside Naples, Italy. She visited Opi, where her novel When We Were Strangers opens on cross-country skiing trips and was inspired by its solemn beauty, isolation and the reserved pride of its people. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines in England, France, Italy, and the U.S. Her play “Espresso con mia madre” (Espresso with My Mother) was produced at Teatro Cilea, Naples. Pamela Schoenewaldt taught writing at the University of Maryland, European Division, and at the University of Tennessee. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, Maurizio Conti—a medical physicist, and their dog, Jesse—a philosopher.
Find out more about Pamela at her website, and keep up with her on her blog.
Pamela’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, January 25th: The Lost Entwife
Wednesday, January 26th: Clever Girl Goes Blog
Thursday, January 27th: Life In Review
Monday, January 31st: Rundpinne
Tuesday, February 1st: Amusing Reviews
Wednesday, February 2nd: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, February 3rd: Reviews from the Heart
Wednesday, February 9th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Thursday, February 10th: Jenny Loves to Read
Monday, February 14th: Life in the Thumb
Tuesday, February 15th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, February 16th: One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books
Thursday, February 17th: A Few More Pages
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