Recent release “The Goat Sleeps in The Kitchen” from Covenant Books author Joe Reina is an amazing tale that chronicles the life of Maria, who migrated from Sicily and Southern Italy to seek a better life in America and work her way to success.
updated: Mar 29, 2021
DANA POINT, Calif.,
March 29, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
Joe Reina, a writer who has retired from his business career and now lives with his wife in Dana Point, California; has completed his new book, “The Goat Sleeps in The Kitchen”: a fascinating account of a life driven will, determination, and courage leaving a legacy that will last for generations.
Joe writes, “A historical novel based on a true story about an amazing early-twentieth-century woman. She stood out in a crowd of friends and relatives from Casteltermini, a small town in central Sicily.
Her story sheds light on a little-known segment of a twentieth-century diaspora, a mass-exodus from Europe by some ‘huddled masses yearning to be free.’ This oppressed group fled the dire poverty of Sicily and southern Italy to endure a subsistence lifestyle bestowed by the owners of the coal mining industry and early American factories. She was surrounded by a clan of families. They were determined to achieve a better lifestyle through sheer hard work, struggling to overcome hardships and failures on the journey to success. They came with barely the clothes on their back. Eager for work, they spoke no English and were willing to do what the average, better-educated American refused to do.
This amazing woman, Maria, was married to a lackluster, strong-tempered, tough, fearless, uneducated man who never worked a steady job his entire life. She endured a series of traumas—miscarriages and stillbirths, each time berated by her husband for not delivering a healthy child.
Starting at age twelve and until she died, her immediate family was her life. Maria passed her work ethic, her entrepreneurial skills, and her determination to get ahead to her children. Her legacy lives on in the succeeding generation of the clan who were better educated and became doctors, dentists, pharmacists, accountants, attorneys, and professors. Some became entrepreneurs like Maria, owning small and large businesses. There was one common denominator: they inherited the hard work ethic and generosity from their parents.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Joe Reina’s new book is an awe-inspiring biography in the life of a woman where readers are taken into a historical journey as Maria struggles with living a life filled with challenges, trauma, and loss.
Readers can purchase “The Goat Sleeps in The Kitchen” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books