A NovelBook - 2017
Its 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good. The arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone (Dominic and his wifes orphaned nephew) who lives and works with his Uncle Dom and his family. Nicky decides, at 30, that he wants more than just a job driving Car #4 and more than his longtime fianče Peachy DePino, a bookkeeper, can offer. When he admits to his fianče that he's been secretly moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theater company, Nicky finds himself drawn to the stage, its colorful players and to the determined Calla Borelli, who inherited the enterprise from her father. Nicky must choose between the conventional life his family expects of him or chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tri
Characteristics: 532 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm