Suzanne.Corso


 

From Suzanne Corso comes a spirited debut novel about a girl’s lost innocence and dreams found just the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge . . . an affectionate, true-to-life tale of growing up, breaking away, and dreaming big.

This is BROOKLYN STORY

In the summer of 1978, Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old and navigating a dangerous relationship with an older boyfriend who’s devastatingly good looking—and an aspiring mobster. Half-Jewish, half-Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn, Samantha lives in Bensonhurst with her mother Joan, a cynic shackled with addictions, and with Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family. But when a girl wants something more, when tradition is a terrifying roadblock to the independent woman she wants to become, it’s time to break free and find one’s own way. Told from the adult perspective, this is a powerful story of leaving the past to history and the future to fate—as Samantha makes a move to restore hope where there was none, and reach for her dream of a new life as a writer in an inspiring promise of paradise called Manhattan.

“THIS IS A WONDERFUL AND MOVING NOSTALGIA TRIP. CORSO IS A GIFTED AND SENSITIVE WRITER, AND HER DEBUT NOVEL IS STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART. ”

—Nelson Demille -NY Times best selling author

CORSO GETS THE BROOKLYN DIALECT PITCH-PERFECT AND KEEPS THE  PACE BRISK….THE UNIVERSAL STORY OF LONGING, LOYALTY, AND GROWING UP RINGS TRUE.

—Publishers Weekly

CHOSEN AS ONE OF THEIR “NEW VOICES” 2011.

—USA Today

AS FAMILIAR AS THE STORY IS, THIS NOVEL ESCAPES THE FORMULA WITH A TRUE FEMALE VOICE.

—NY Times

CORSO PUTS HER STRAIGHT –  TALKING PERSONALITY INTO HER WELL WRITTEN DEBUT NOVEL.

—NY Daily News

“A WONDERFUL STORY FROM AN EXCITING NEW AUTHOR. YOU’RE HOOKED FROM THE FIRST SENTENCE.”

—Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award-winning actress

“A TRAGIC YET TRIUMPHAL STORY. IT IS A MUST READ.”

—Lorraine Bracco, Academy Award-nominated actress

“HEARTBREAKING AND SENSITIVELY WRITTEN. A VERY UNUSUAL COMING OF AGE STORY.”

—Armand Assante, Emmy Award-winning actor