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Sweet Hope by Mary Bucci Bush

We are thrilled to announce that Mary Bucci Bush’s book, Sweet Hope, was named a Finalist in Binghamton University’s John Gardner Book Award, and a Finalist in the  2012 Paterson Fiction Prize! The John Gardner Book Award for the book of fiction selected by judges as the strongest novel or collection of fiction published in 2011. The award carries a prize of $1000. The Paterson Fiction Prize is sponsored by The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College. The award carries a prize of $1000 for a novel or collection of short fiction which, in the opinion of the judges, is the strongest work of fiction published in 2011. Congratulations, Mary!

Sweet Hope unleashes the little known story of Italians who came looking for a better life in La Terra Nuova and found hardship, misery and their own form of slavery instead. Learn more about the book here.

Listen to Mary discuss her writing process with Open Book.

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