Save the Last Dance

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SAVE THE LAST DANCE is a bittersweet romance about shattered dreams, broken promises and meant-to-be's filled with the kinds of twists and turns that make it both contemporary and relevant.
A handsome young Italian-American immigrant boy, Charlie, dreams of becoming a famous musician and winning the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Fanny. He does both. They do and go everywhere together, first as teenagers, then as adults. His career skyrockets. His virtuoso performing, conducting and writing skills make him the most famous accordionist of the 20th Century, while Fanny waits, hopes, expecting him to ask for her hand.
In time, he marries twice, she marries once, but never to each other. Along the way, he drifts into the dalliances of fame, stardom, and substance abuse. His career ebbs and flows. He suffers a nervous breakdown and then returns with a historical concert at Carnegie Hall. Their lives crisscross and intersect over some 80 years. Their emotions run the human gamut. In the end, there is a reconciliation, of sorts. She is the guest of honor at his memorial reception at the Hilton Hotel in New York, attended by 1,700 accordionists from all over the world.
Charlie passes 13 years before Fanny. But ultimately they are buried in the same cemetery in the Bronx, not far from each other.
The story also contains numerous photos and documents that add texture and depth to their journey. Author M.G. Crisci not only wrote the story, but lived certain aspects of their story. You see Fanny was his mother.
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Published on
Nov 30, 2012
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Pages
332
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ISBN
9780966336092
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Performing Arts / General
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M.G. Crisci
With Mother Russia under siege, a daring 17-year old teenage girl hangs up her ice skates and heads for the skies. Initially rebuffed as a child in a man's world, her unparalleled flying skills make believers of even the most battle-hardened Russian pilot.

At the tender age of 18 she becomes the world's first female flying ace. By the age of 21 she has lived a breathtaking existence, completing 268 missions against Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe, recording 15 solo kills, and assisting on countless others. In the process the publicity surrounding Lilia's exploits make her Hitler's worst nightmare. She is also shot down four times,falls madly in love with her handsome squadron commander, and still finds time to laugh, smile and read poetry, her other great love.

Lilia's incredible, and largely unknown story in the West, is set as historical fiction against the background of a devastating war that claimed the lives of as many as 30 million Soviet soldiers and citizens. Despite the difficult times, Lilia's bittersweet story contains the simple desire of many woman: to have a loving husband that brings surprises, a family full of laughter and love, and a world where peace reigns supreme. For all people, for all time.

Lilia's only fear was that her sacrifices, and those of so many others, would be lost in time. Sadly, that is precisely what happened. Lilia was lost somewhere over the Eastern Ukraine seven days before her 22nd, and she did not receive her just due for another 47 years!

Call Sign, White Lily is proof positive that life is a destination to an unknown destination.
M.G. Crisci
With Mother Russia under siege, a daring 17-year old teenage girl hangs up her ice skates and heads for the skies. Initially rebuffed as a child in a man's world, her unparalleled flying skills make believers of even the most battle-hardened Russian pilot.

At the tender age of 18 she becomes the world's first female flying ace. By the age of 21 she has lived a breathtaking existence, completing 268 missions against Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe, recording 15 solo kills, and assisting on countless others. In the process the publicity surrounding Lilia's exploits make her Hitler's worst nightmare. She is also shot down four times,falls madly in love with her handsome squadron commander, and still finds time to laugh, smile and read poetry, her other great love.

Lilia's incredible, and largely unknown story in the West, is set as historical fiction against the background of a devastating war that claimed the lives of as many as 30 million Soviet soldiers and citizens. Despite the difficult times, Lilia's bittersweet story contains the simple desire of many woman: to have a loving husband that brings surprises, a family full of laughter and love, and a world where peace reigns supreme. For all people, for all time.

Lilia's only fear was that her sacrifices, and those of so many others, would be lost in time. Sadly, that is precisely what happened. Lilia was lost somewhere over the Eastern Ukraine seven days before her 22nd, and she did not receive her just due for another 47 years!

Call Sign, White Lily is proof positive that life is a destination to an unknown destination.
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