Books by Salvatore La Puma

TEACHING ANGELS TO FLY by Salvatore La Puma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1992

"Crude, thin work—ringing false whenever La Puma moves away from straightforward evocations of Brooklyn neighborhoods."
Like his 1990 novel, A Time for Wedding Cake, this second collection of stories from La Puma, who won a Flannery O'Connor award for The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), is a disappointment: 14 snippets of melodrama and sentiment, only sporadically deepened by authentic ethnic flavor. Read full book review >
A TIME FOR WEDDING CAKE by Salvatore La Puma
Released: Jan. 21, 1990

Winner of a recent Flannery O'Connor award for The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), La Puma returns to the old Brooklyn neighborhood for more ethnic melodrama in this, his first novel—a clumsy fiction that takes the clichÇ of the hot-blooded Sicilian to absurd dramatic lows. Read full book review >