Book Spotlight: Between the Cracks by Carmela Cattuti


Publication Date: August 15, 2013 Three Towers Press Formats: eBook, Paperback Pages: 324

Genre: Historical Fiction


Join Angela Lanza as she experiences the tumultuous world of early 20th century Sicily and New York. Orphaned by the earthquake and powerful eruption of Mt. Etna in 1908, Angela is raised in the strict confines of an Italian convent. Through various twists of fate, she is married to a young Italian man whom she barely knows, then together with her spouse, immigrates to the U.S. This novel is an invitation to accompany the young Angela as she confronts the ephemeral nature of life on this planet and navigates the wide cultural gaps between pre-World War II Italy and the booming prosperity of dynamic young America. Author, artist, and teacher Carmela Cattuti created Between the Cracks as an homage to her great-aunt, who survived the earthquake and eruption of Mt. Etna and bravely left Sicily to start a new life in America.

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About the Author


Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a journalist for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature from Boston College she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education As fate would have it, she felt compelled to write her great aunt’s story. “Between the Cracks” has gone through several incarnations and will now become a trilogy. This is the first installment. To connect with Carmela email her or leave a comment at

Between the Cracks Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 9 Guest Post at Book Babe

Tuesday, February 10 Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Thursday, February 12 Guest Post at Boom Baby Reviews

Monday, February 16 Review at Back Porchervations Spotlight at Bookish

Wednesday, February 18 Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, February 19 Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, February 20 Spotlight at My Book Addiction and More

Tuesday, February 24 Guest Post at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, February 25 Guest Post at A Literary Vacation Spotlight at Layered Pages

Thursday, February 26 Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Friday, February 27 Spotlight at Passages to the Past

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