RM Book Lounge – Norumbega Park BY Anthony Giardina

Norumbega Park is the American Dream gone wrong. It’s set in a fictional New England town, but with very real New England references. In 1969, a man is swept up by his idealism and the belief that his dream house will define who is family is. Unfortunately, “reality doesn’t meet expectations”.

Norumbega Park by Anthony Giardina

Norumbega Park is one of the bravest, most memorable American novels in years.”    - Michael Schuab, NPR

“…Richie Palumbo accidentally discovers the (fictional) New England town of Norumbega, a WASPy enclave west of Boston, and falls in love at first sight with an old house near the town center—as well as what he and his family could become there. So begins Giardina’s contemplative new novel, which weaves the perspectives of the Palumbo family—wife Stella, son Jack, and daughter Joannie—over the course of 40 years as they struggle with faith, desire, and disappointment. - Publisher’s Weekly

Norumbega Park: A Novel

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