FROM THE SHAMUS AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF
BROOKLYN JUSTICE and CIRCLING THE RUNWAY
A panoramic tale as uniquely American as
Franklin Roosevelt and Al Capone
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the American continent, from Sicily to New York City and San Francisco, the fierce hostility and mistrust between the Agnello and Leone families parallel the turbulent events of the twentieth century in a nation struggling to find its identity in the wake of two world wars.
A multi-generational saga of loyalty and deceit, law breakers and enforcers, and families torn apart or bound together in a one-hundred-year battle for survival. American History is a historical novel and an epic crime novel in the tradition of East of Eden,
The Immigrants and The Godfather.
“American History is a beautifully written, ambitious crime epic. J. L. Abramo delivers an immersive, emotional and suspenseful gem that spans eras and nations and reminds us of who we are. A page-turning pleasure.”
—Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of
How It Happened
“J. L. Abramo’s novel American History is a thrilling epic tale of two families—crossing an ocean and a continent and spanning a century. An ambitious undertaking skillfully executed by a writer deserving wide recognition.”
Edgar Award-winning author of Dead Man Running