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Wonderful collection of oral histories and interviews with Portuguese American women of four generations The homeland they left behind, the journey, starting life in a new country with a new language and often a new husband these are all resonant with other immigrant histories throughout the decades But because the stories are so personal, they are laced with life on Marin dairy farms, celebrations of the Holy Ghost Festa with local girls playing the beloved Queen Isabel who saved her peo Wonderful collection of oral histories and interviews with Portuguese American women of four generations The homeland they left behind, the journey, starting life in a new country with a new language and often a new husband these are all resonant with other immigrant histories throughout the decades But because the stories are so personal, they are laced with life on Marin dairy farms, celebrations of the Holy Ghost Festa with local girls playing the beloved Queen Isabel who saved her people from starvation, and the piquant flavor of sopa de carne and sardines The stories could have been organized better this coming from someone who started using the book for research , but a casual reader might relish the mix of voices and not worry about finding out about a specific era While some issues with organization made the book tough to read at times, I still had a great time reading it I felt like the stories of these women were very similar to those of my little Azorean great grandmother, and it really made me want to research and document my family s ancestry. This book follows the lives of Portuguese immigrants all are women and their daughters It covers the culture, education, language, and careers of these women It was a great read for me since I am of Portuguese descent to try to understand what these women were like and what it was like to move to a new country and learn a new language I never realized what strong work ethic they had and what resilient people they were and are It certainly makes me proud of my heritage It also has a great This book follows the lives of Portuguese immigrants all are women and their daughters It covers the culture, education, language, and careers of these women It was a great read for me since I am of Portuguese descent to try to understand what these women were like and what it was like to move to a new country and learn a new language I never realized what strong work ethic they had and what resilient people they were and are It certainly makes me proud of my heritage It also has a great bibliography so that I can findbooks on the subject I enjoyed this book and found it very helpful in filling in some gaps from my family history Our links to the Portuguese side of our family are greatly lacking so I loved learningabout these great people and their culture. Very good Lives of Several women who came to California from the Azores Islands. .FREE EPUB ♒ Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women In California ♱ With touching honesty, compassion, thoughtfulness, and humor,than sixty women provide an intimate and unforgettable view of what it means to be Portuguese American A tribute to women of Portuguese descent, Stories Grandma Never Told also expands our sense of California, its history, and its real culture