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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (26 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147084298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470842987
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,632,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Palmieri's enthralling debut will make adult readers nostalgic for beloved books from their childhoods. Abundant with secrets, hidden passageways, magic and several enchanting mysteries, it'll keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. The magic and witchcraft elements are subtle, enhancing the over-all effect of this clever, beautiful novel. - RT Bookclub Charming and enchanting--The Witch of Little Italy drew me in from page one. A magical story of family, secrets, loss and rediscovery written in beautiful prose and sprinkled with effervescent characters you won't soon forget. Palmieri nimbly blends the past and present to concoct a delicious spell of a story that will appeal to fans of Sarah Addison Allen and other fabulously entertaining novels. - Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Beach Trees.The Witch of Little Italy is a warmly enchanting debut that will have you believing in magic and craving homemade Buccatini Amatriciano.--Susanna Kearsley, New York Times author of The Winter Sea, Mariana and The Rose Garden.I was utterly enchanted from the first page, and found myself continually marveling over the effortless grace with which this story unfolded. The Witch of Little Italy is a complex, richly textured tale that practically sings with magic, and I know Suzanne Palmieri has a long and brilliant career ahead of her. In a word: I was charmed.Donna Ball, award winning author of The Lady Bug Farm series.An enchanting debut, Palmieri's plot makes for a wickedly good read!-Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series.The Witch of Little Italy had me spellbound from the very start. Suzanne Palmieri has created a poignant, beautiful tale of love, magic, history, and family where all are deeply connected and interwoven.-Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square and The Professors' Wives' Club. A mystical family secret hidden in a spicy --Various --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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SUZANNE PALMIERI is co-author of the forthcoming I'll Be Seeing You (as Suzanne Hayes) and her essays have been published online in Life Learning Magazine and Full of Crow: On The Wing edition. She lives with her husband and three daughters in New Haven, Connecticut. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ella Bella on 4 May 2013
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I adore books about magic and this one fulfilled all my fantasies. The story drew me in and I fell in love with all the witches, they felt like friends and, finishing the book, I was a little sad to leave them. The best kind of storytelling, I look forward to more from Suzanne Palmieri soon...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Adair Grove on 5 Sept. 2013
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I love to tell people about books that just won't let me go, not even after I've finished reading. This book revolves partially around magic and the next world, so while I was reading it I felt strangely haunted, sad, and also joyous, all at the same time. It seemed that the city apartment building and beach cottage where much of the book takes place take on personalities of their own, while the lives of the tightly knit family unfolds over decades, recounting both glorious and tragic days, all laced with bits of the Sight and the occasional magic spell. I especially loved the Mama, Elly and Anthony, who was such a dear man and so right for Elly. And I was relieved that the one really awful person was served a big helping of justice!
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By NJL on 21 Feb. 2015
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This book had me gripped from the start - compelling story, engaging characters and beautifully written. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Bewitching 14 April 2013
By Barbara Sissel - Published on Amazon.com
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A daughter ought to be able to rely on her mother, especially when she is in an abusive relationship with a man who assaults her, when somehow, she finds herself pregnant by this very man. But suppose your mother turns her back? Where can you go then for help? With your questions about why you and your mother are so estranged and your sad, frightened heart? Not back to the boyfriend. At least you know that much. An ordinary woman in such circumstances would be very limited in her options. But suppose she had access to a little magic? Suppose she had just the thread, the glimmer of a memory from her childhood of a certain trio of sisters, her aunts and a grandmother, who might help her? The witch of Little Italy has these very assets, but she's also a bit leery. She can't quite remember the last times she visited these women other than she knows things happened, uncomfortable things. Secrets were uttered, and then hidden away, that were perhaps dangerous. Our budding witch has no idea of her powers. She's unsure of her welcome. There are more questions than answers, the odd, sulfurous gleam of a mystery.

Still, despite her misgivings, her trepidation, our girl sets off on her journey to a land that is enchanted, that spins threads of real-world wisdom with tendrils of magic. In a narrative voice that is at once delightful and poignant, Suzanne Palmieri, unfolds the history of the Amore clan until finally, in the end, the pieces of the puzzle fall into a wonderful and heartfelt symmetry. I was enticed and intrigued from the very first page.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
An enchanting read! 1 May 2013
By Laura Kay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Eleanor Amore finally opens her eyes to the abusive relationship with her boyfriend Copper once she realizes she is pregnant. She is hoping her mom will help her out, but to no avail. She decides she will go back to the one place she always felt she belonged, where she felt safe...back to Bronx. Back to her Amore family! Back to where Eleanor lost her memory when she was ten, but also where she feels she left her heart.

When she returns to her family, she begins regaining flashes of memories from her earlier life. Learning more about her past pushes Eleanor to figure out the family mystery...what happened the day the Amore's died. The only way for her to have a future is the figure out the past.

The Witch of Little Italy is filled with magic, family, and tradition. Once I had the chance to really sit down and read I really just didn't want to put it down. I was drawn into the magical world of the Amore's, I wanted to figure out the mystery. I wanted to know and understand the family history!

The novel mainly goes back and forth between Eleanor's point of view and her Aunt Itsy. The Aunt Itsy chapters gives the reader more information, as well as more questions. Some parts of the mystery I was able to figure out, but man the ones I didn't!! Loved it! This is just a great read! I read a quote on the back of the book that truly sums up and I wanted to share it.

"I was utterly enchanted from the first page, and found myself continually marveling over the effortless grace with which this story unfolded. This is a complex, richly textured tale that practically sings with magic, and I know Suzanne Palmieri has a long and brilliant career ahead of her. In a word: I was charmed."

--Donna Ball, award-winning author of the Ladybug Farm series.

I honestly agree with Ms. Ball's description of the book! I was charmed! I am highly recommending The Witch of Little Italy!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Enchanting 10 May 2013
By Jay Mittener - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a little practical magic meets NYC. I found the character development to be exceptional. Each personality is unique and full formed yet not pandering at all to the reader. It feels sincere and possible. What I love so much about this book is how it portrays a family who puts each other first no matter what. In all things, despite differing personalities and difficult times, they have that strong family bond that makes them fierce. I'd love to read more from the Amore clan!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not What I Expected 12 July 2013
By Rebecca M. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was just "OK." Not great, but not horrible.

The main story is basically already laid out for you as soon as you start reading. I didn't like the protagonist at all, frankly. She's very juvenile for a college aged woman. I did feel sorry for her, but that didn't make me like her any more. Almost none of the characters are particularly likeable, and those that are supposed to be likeable are saccharine and irritating. There are a few background characters that are interesting, though.

The magical aspect of the story was not particularly present until toward the end of the book. You get hints of it here and there, and it's mentioned all the time, but you rarely actually see it.

The love story in the book was dreadful. The main character meets this man she hasn't seen since childhood and all of a sudden they're best friends and dating after reconnecting for maybe two days? This boyfriend is seriously overbearing with his love for the main character. Her other "love interest" (if that) is only there to serve to make this guy look great and to push a portion of the plot forward.

The ending of the story is predictable, and also very unsatisfying. The big, main action sequence where most of the mystery in the book is solved is so underwhelming.

The smaller mysteries of the book and the little side stories are what make it enjoyable.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing 20 May 2013
By Bill M. - Published on Amazon.com
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There was a lot of buildup to THE SECRET, but by the time the book got around to revealing it, I just didn't care any more. If you like books with magical dimensions, better options include The Night Circus, Galore, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
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