Rose’s Journey

It’s 1944, New Orleans. Rose is the dutiful daughter of Sicilian immigrants, working in a shipyard and struggling to escape her mother’s version of womanhood. Rose’s sister is an Army nurse, writing letters home filled with excitement, danger, and romance—a stark contrast to Rose’s sheltered life on the home front. When Rose meets an Italian prisoner-of-war, she is faced with choices she never anticipated. Saint Joseph’s Day is the story of a young woman forging her own path at a critical turning point in an America tempered by loss but bright with promise.

“White Rose for Livia,” by Kathleen Speranza

(c) 2020 Elisa M. Speranza