Forgotten Objects

Forgotten Objects Forgotten Objects traces the life of Anna d Amio daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d Amio from Mussolini s Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties The novel proper is made

  • Title: Forgotten Objects
  • Author: Carlos E. Rubio
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Forgotten Objects traces the life of Anna d Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d Amio, from Mussolini s Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties The novel proper is made up of three parts Italy, Cuba and United States Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, she eventually meets RaForgotten Objects traces the life of Anna d Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d Amio, from Mussolini s Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties The novel proper is made up of three parts Italy, Cuba and United States Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, she eventually meets Ram n Contreras, a wealthy tobacco grower who later becomes her second husband The idyllic world that the couple had so laboriously built suddenly comes crashing down after the communist take over of the island and Ram n s sudden and violent death.Now with two daughters under her care, Anna soon realizes that there is no future for them in Cuba, so she opts to send them to the United States through the Pedro Pan Program Eventually she comes to the US herself, but by then the girls have been placed in foster homes It is during this stage of her life, penniless and without influence, that she must make the greatest sacrifices to regain custody of her daughters At the end of the novel, we find a series of letters, all dated 2005, that were exchanged by the sisters after their mother passed away Anna left behind a box containing a collection of sundry items that she had collected throughout her life Cognizant that these were significant for their mother, they attempt to piece together a sketch of her life through these forgotten objects.

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    About “Carlos E. Rubio

    • Carlos E. Rubio

      A native of Cuba, Carlos Rubio came to the United States in 1961 and finished high school in Wilmington, Delaware His first short story was published while attending Concord College, in Athens, WV A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has writeen Caleidoscopio, Saga, Orisha and Hubris In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo Le n International Prize for Novels In English he is the author of Orpheus Blues, Secret Memories and American Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword s Magazine Book of the Year Award His latest novel is entitled Forgotten Objects.



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    • What’s It About?“It is not until now, when we are left with her absence and with these forgotten objects that we pause and take a look away from our own lives and try to assess the type of woman she really was.”Forgotten Objects is a historical women’s fiction that details the remarkable life of a simple woman named Anna D’Amio.Anna’s life takes several major turns, from Italy, to Cuba, and finally the United States. She escapes war, marries three times, experiences love and loss, an [...]


    • Forgotten Objects by Carlos Rubino is a lush story about the life Anna d'Amio whose parents were opera singers and died when she was a very young woman. Alone at the age of 17, Anna must make her own way through life. With an incredibly rich and detailed prose that flows beautifully throughout the story, the story opens in Naples during Mussolini's rise to power at the cusp of World War II. Dangerous circumstances and death force Anna to leave behind the life and only home she knew in Naples, fl [...]


    • Forgotten Objects should be the best book of 2014. From first page to last, Rubio captured and held me - it was difficult to put down even as I was falling asleep. I am amazed at the history, the knowledge of three countries, three languages, and the overall character development Rubio managed to include in one book. Anna's journey was so real I felt I was taking it with her. I was happy when she was happy and sad when she was sad. That's saying a lot for someone who reads as much as I do. This [...]


    • Thanks to and Carlos Rubio for my copy of Forgotten Objects."Brilliant, captivating kept me spellbound. This is a must read! Would be a wonderful movie."


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