The Grand Junction

The Grand Junction

Joe Costanzo / Jul 16, 2019

The Grand Junction After sailing back and forth between Italy and America during the first half of the th Century an unscrupulous bird of passage named Tommaso Caruso or Thomas as he prefers to be called disappears

  • Title: The Grand Junction
  • Author: Joe Costanzo
  • ISBN: 1483411982
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • After sailing back and forth between Italy and America during the first half of the 20th Century, an unscrupulous bird of passage named Tommaso Caruso or Thomas, as he prefers to be called disappears Someplace Out West as war erupts in Europe After the war ends and there s still no sign of him, his wife ships their son off to the New World to track him down Not as After sailing back and forth between Italy and America during the first half of the 20th Century, an unscrupulous bird of passage named Tommaso Caruso or Thomas, as he prefers to be called disappears Someplace Out West as war erupts in Europe After the war ends and there s still no sign of him, his wife ships their son off to the New World to track him down Not as keen as his mother to find the old scoundrel, the younger scoundrel or Tommy as he prefers to be called dawdles in the Bronx with his three girlfriends until his mother s rage finally drives him across this vast and incomprehensible continent in search of a man who is running from wives, the FBI, CIA, and the mob For Tommy, what begins as a simple mission evolves into a disastrous journey of discovery as he and a fiery farm girl, wives and girlfriends, Italian Americans and un Americans, Naples and the Bronx, Walt Disney and Joe Bonnano, switchblades and atomic bombs, ancient Pueblo dwellings and uranium mines, twisters and Vesuvius, pompadours and bobs, Lucky Strikes and reefers, and a secret that no one dares to reveal come together in an unlikely corner of the world Tommy s coast to coast road trip offers up an irreverent take on our grandfathers immigrant sagas as well as a truly credible explanation for the Roswell UFO When fact and fiction collide in The Grand Junction, there s no telling them apart Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, First, 176 pages Published June 16th 2014 by Lulu More Details ISBN 1483411982 ISBN13 9781483411989 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Grand Junction, please sign up

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understood it completely, and Tommy s willingness to go find his father wherever he may be, because honestly anyone would want to find him just to get some peace and quiet his series of misfortunes along the way did show his character, in a good light and that really he had to learn about the world and about women than he thought I really did want to dislike his father, oh I tried but I just couldn t, he s likeable and I wanted him to be safe by the end, speaking of the end, the end is lovely and very fitting with a final laugh and an Ahhhhh if this is on your to read pile get it off and read it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2015 Kenneth Hursh rated it it was amazing Five years after his father left Naples for a Big Job in America, leaving his mother with the disgraceful parting gift of an orange corkscrew, Tommy Caruso, Jr is commanded by his mother to track down his deadbeat dad and bring him home to Italy Tommy, Jr sails to Brooklyn, but settles in at a barber shop until his mother s long distance nagging makes him resume the search His father s last known location was Livingstone, Colorado En route to Livingstone, Tommy, Jr meets a girl, Laurie, Five years after his father left Naples for a Big Job in America, leaving his mother with the disgraceful parting gift of an orange corkscrew, Tommy Caruso, Jr is commanded by his mother to track down his deadbeat dad and bring him home to Italy Tommy, Jr sails to Brooklyn, but settles in at a barber shop until his mother s long distance nagging makes him resume the search His father s last known location was Livingstone, Colorado En route to Livingstone, Tommy, Jr meets a girl, Laurie, and loses all his money before finally reaching Denver, where he establishes himself as a barber in an upper crust hotel Tommy, Jr barely has his financial feet back on the ground before the FBI shows up, demanding the whereabouts of Tommy s father and the elusive Livingstone mining camp With Laurie s help, Tommy, Jr takes up the search for his father once again The search leads him and Laurie to Grand Junction, Colorado, where Tommy, Jr meets his step brother, Thomas, Jr from his dad s second family Quirky, weird, funny, and it only got better from there Both Juniors and Laurie birddog the missing cad dad to Arizona, encountering Mormons, Navajos, a hobo folk musician, Mexican banditos, and yet another Tommaso Caruso family before returning to Colorado and, at last, the Livingstone uranium storage site, which has connections to the Manhattan Project, Roswell, New Mexico, and aliens from outer space That s the nutshell.With so many characters, locations, and weirdness, I thought Junction might collapse under its own weight, but, hail to Costanzo, I never lost track of the Toms, Mrs Carusos, Navajos, or FBI agents And Junction didn t survive only by quirky plot and character bios I was as desperate to see if Tommy, Jr would reconcile with his father or win Laurie s heart as I was to see if Livingstone sold yellowcake to Martians.I read Junction in twenty fours, compelled by the fun, humor, love, and love hate relationship with family It was truly the best book I ve read in a LONG time flag 1 likeLike see review Margi rated it it was ok Mar 02, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing Dec 21, 2014 Pamela marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Debbie Kennedy marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Richard Hicks marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Frederick Rotzien marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Vykki marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Nicola Fantom marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Pam marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Mary Bronson marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Rose Vommaro marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Sally marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Sue marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Carol Ann marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Betty marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Daryl Moad marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Sylvie marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Sue marked it as to read Aug 04, 2014 Consuelo 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called birds of passage who frequently traveled back and forth between Italy and America and were the inspiration for his novel THE GRAND JUNCTION A veteran newspaper reporter, Joe covered some of Joe Giuseppe Costanzo was born in Pedivigliano in the mountains of Calabria in Southern Italy, a town not unlike the fictional Roccamonti in his novel RESTORATION Both of his grandfathers were so called birds of passage who frequently traveled back and forth between Italy and America and were the inspiration for his novel THE GRAND JUNCTION A veteran newspaper reporter, Joe covered some of the biggest news stories in the Intermountain West, experience that served him well in the writing of his debut novel, GRAPHIC TIMES, as well his latest work, DE ANIMA L Books by Joe Costanzo More Trivia About The Grand Junction No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Joe Giuseppe Costanzo was born in Pedivigliano in the mountains of Calabria in Southern Italy, a town not unlike the fictional Roccamonti in his novel RESTORATION Both of his grandfathers were so called birds of passage who frequently traveled back and forth between Italy and America and were the inspiration for his novel THE GRAND JUNCTION A veteran newspaper reporter, Joe covered some of Joe Giuseppe Costanzo was born in Pedivigliano in the mountains of Calabria in Southern Italy, a town not unlike the fictional Roccamonti in his novel RESTORATION Both of his grandfathers were so called birds of passage who frequently traveled back and forth between Italy and America and were the inspiration for his novel THE GRAND JUNCTION A veteran newspaper reporter, Joe covered some of the biggest news stories in the Intermountain West, experience that served him well in the writing of his debut novel, GRAPHIC TIMES, as well his latest work, DE ANIMA L


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    1. First off I loved this book and Tommy, Tommy, Tommy and erm Tommy etc etc. I really wasn t sure if I d enjoy it, this book was a will I won t I like it book, until I started reading then I couldn t put it down I really liked Tommy s mum and her hot Italian Temper, and understood it completely, and Tommy s willingness to go find his father wherever he may be, because honestly anyone would want to find him just to get some peace and quiet his series of misfortunes along the way did show First off [...]


    2. Five years after his father left Naples for a Big Job in America, leaving his mother with the disgraceful parting gift of an orange corkscrew, Tommy Caruso, Jr is commanded by his mother to track down his deadbeat dad and bring him home to Italy Tommy, Jr sails to Brooklyn, but settles in at a barber shop until his mother s long distance nagging makes him resume the search His father s last known location was Livingstone, Colorado En route to Livingstone, Tommy, Jr meets a girl, Laurie, Five yea [...]


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