Pamela Schoenewaldt, author of Swimming in the Moon, on tour September 2013

Posted By on August 14, 2013

Swimming in the MoonAbout Swimming in the Moon

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 3, 2013)

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.

About Pamela SchoenewaldtPamela Schoenewaldt

Pamela Schoenewaldt lived for ten years in a small townoutside 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 connect with her on Facebook.

Pamela’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 3rd: Lavish Bookshelf

Tuesday, September 3rd: Excellent Library

Wednesday, September 4th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, September 9th: West Metro Mommy

Tuesday, September 10th: Kritters Ramblings

Wednesday, September 11th: BookNAround

Thursday, September 12th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Monday, September 16th: Book-alicious Mama

Tuesday, September 17th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Thursday, September 18th: BoundbyWords

Monday, September 28th: Books in the Burbs


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