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Father Sandro's MoneyFather Sandro's Money

by K Spirito

Father Sandro’s ill-begotten money entwines the lives of the LaRosa family who flee Italy and settle in East Boston in 1909. While encountering the Spanish Influenza, the Great Molasses Flood, and other historical events, conflict arises between religious zealot Joseph and wife Maria Avita who believes that God helps those who help themselves.

Armed with a mixture of parental traits, eight LaRosa children smack head-on into their own destinies, bumping into such personalities as Bartolomeo Vanzetti, FDR, and Vito Cascio Ferro.

And Father Sandro’s money is there all the way to the very last page!

“A fast paced story of family, faith, betrayal, passion, mafia violence and love set in immigrant neighborhoods of early 20th century Boston—it’s fun!
—Woody Woodland, WSMN Radio

"Writing is building a house of words; and when the work is done, readers are invited to enter.”
—K Spirito

Also by K Spirito: Spiderling

About the Author

K Spirito holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Franklin Pierce ­College in New Hampshire and also an Associate in Arts for Interpreting for the Deaf from L. A. Pierce College in California. In the ’60s she built power supplies that now sit on the moon in the Lunar Excursion Module. She transcribed Five Little Firemen by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd into Braille for the L. A. Public Library. K is a member of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.


ISBN: 1-931807-59-0, $16.95 Historical fiction, 352 pages, 6x9, Tradepaper.

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