Newlyweds in Sicily departing the poor conditions in Italy become involved with the Mafia in New York, leading to their narrow escape to San Francisco where they are killed in the 1905 earthquake. The rest of the family trying to escape Mafia in Sicily lead to the extraordinary development of the youngest of the sisters, where she fulfills freeing her family from the hands of the Mafia.
The first hint that Carmella had that she was being prepared for something was when she returned from church one frosty Sunday morning in March and told not to change her Sunday dress until a certain visitor left.
First she wondered if they were having company or even that some member of the family was coming to visit. Carmella’s father also told her to make sure her hair was neatly combed and her shoes had no mud on them. She noted that her two y...