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Save the Last Dance

SAVE THE LAST DANCE

A story of broken promises, shattered dreams and meant-to-be's.

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Synopsis

“The novel illustrates enduring, unconditional love that transcends decades and circumstances.”

– 5/5 stars, San Francisco Book Review. Read the full review.

SAVE THE LAST DANCE is a bittersweet romance about shattered dreams, broken promises and meant-to-be’s filled with the kinds of twists and turns that make it both contemporary and relevant. A handsome young Italian-American immigrant boy, Charlie, dreams of becoming a famous musician and winning the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Fanny. He does both. They do and go everywhere together, first as teenagers, then as adults. His career skyrockets. His virtuoso performing, conducting and writing skills make him the most famous accordionist of the 20th Century, while Fanny waits, hopes, expecting him to ask for her hand. In time, he marries twice, she marries once, but never to each other.

Along the way, he drifts into the dalliances of fame, stardom, and substance abuse. His career ebbs and flows. He suffers a nervous breakdown and then returns with a historical concert at Carnegie Hall. Their lives crisscross and intersect over some 80 years. Their emotions run the human gamut. In the end, there is a reconciliation, of sorts. She is the guest of honor at his memorial reception at the Hilton Hotel in New York, attended by 1,700 accordionists from all over the world. Charlie passes 13 years before Fanny. But ultimately they are buried in the same cemetery in the Bronx, not far from each other.

The story also contains numerous photos and documents that add texture and depth to their journey. Author M.G. Crisci not only wrote the story, but lived certain aspects of their story. You see Fanny was his mother.

2nd Edition, 2012.

ISBN#: 978-0-9663360-9-2 (paperback), 978-0-9859918-1-4 (e-book)


Testimonials

“I read Last Dance with a smile. The author’s sensitive, approachable writing style made me feel like I was a part of story. It took me back to my childhood and my Italian relatives. Last Dance was informative, nostalgic and full of bittersweet romance. Look forward to reading more of M.G.’s books.”” - Judy H. , Carlsbad, CA

“I loved Save the Last Dance. It’s very inspiring to think that after eighty years, and several rough patches, peo¬ple can still love each other as much as the first day they met. I like how Fanny and Charlie even married other people, and still loved each other. I couldn’t put Save the Last Dance down, and read it in a little over a day. I must admit, the end of this book is sad, but in a good way. It made me cry for a little while after I finished it. I recommend this book to any¬one who is looking for a great love story. I can’t wait to read the rest of M.G. Crisci’s books. ” - Kayla E., Defiance, OH

“Based on a true story, this novel does not disappoint. Crisci, however, brings a mastery of his fiction writing skills to all areas of this novel. The plot, authentic historical setting, pacing, dialogue, and character development excel. Absorbed in the story of Charlie and Fanny, readers additionally are privy to a time in the past they may not have lived, but feel like they are living now beside them. Readers will relate to their story, discovering a time when things were concurrently simpler and more difficult. Thinly veiling the identities of Charlie and Fanny, Crisci has shared much more than if he had written just a historical memoir. The novel illustrates enduring, unconditional love that transcends decades and circumstances. This is a love rarely found, and one easily misunderstood. It is a love that seeks only the well-being of the loved one, standing strong in all human frailties. It is a tribute to this love that Crisci has so expertly crafted, allowing readers to be part of the experience. ” - Ross R., Editor, San Francisco

“Crisci brings a mastery of his fiction writing skills to all areas of this novel. The plot, historical setting, pacing, dialogue, and character development excel. His scenes are authentic with characters true to their time. Photographs that look taken from a family album add credibility and historical validity to the story. Absorbed in the story of Charlie and Fanny, readers additionally are privy to a time in the past they may not have lived, but feel like they are living now beside them. Readers willrelate to their story, discovering a time when things were concurrently simpler and more difficult. Thinly veiling the identities of Charlie and Fanny, Crisci has shared much more than had he written just a historical memoir. The novel illustrates enduring, unconditional love that transcends decades and circumstances. This is a love rarely found, and one easily misunderstood. It is a love that seeks only the well-being of the loved one, standing strong in all human frailties. It is a tribute to this love that Crisci has so expertly crafted, allowing readers to be part of the experience.” - 5 Star Rating, San Francisco Book Review

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