Five Second Review Elizabeth Street (a novel based on true events) by Laurie Fabiano


This wonderfully poignant personal family tale was a labour of love written by the great granddaughter of Calabrian migrants to America.

It is epic in it’s historical context which includes the vibrancy of 1900’s New York bustling with immigrants, the Messina earthquake, Mafia bombings and kidnappings.

The lovingly way the intimate details of this family’s journey through different generations is what stays with you after you live this rich reading experience. 

Talking in tongues


I’m currently reading Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

What other books should I be reading for the Five Second Review?