Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Review: Unto the Daughters

Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori


My review


rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow. I kept waiting for the part where the author admits this is entirely fictional and none of the awful she describes actually happened.



That part never came. It seems completely unbelievable to read this with 20th and 21st century eyes. But, this book is about more than just the uncovering of the ugly family secret of an "honor killing" but a history of how this family came to America. And a social history of immigrant families. It is fascinating, and I can't recommend it highly enough, even for people who SWEAR they don't like history.






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2 comments:

Karen said...

Yesterday was my birthday, and this review is my very best birthday gift of all.

Thank you for honoring Frances' memory and her story with your praise. I am deeply grateful.

And wish it "was" fiction...instead of terrible truth.

All my best,
Karen Tintori
www.karentintori.com

robin said...

My pleasure. I've been telling everyone I know about this book. The story stays with you long after the reading is finished.

Happy Birthday.