When We Were Strangers - Pamela Schoenewaldt

When We Were Strangers

By Pamela Schoenewaldt

  • Release Date: 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 113 Ratings


“The people as real as your own family, and the tale realistic enough to be any American’s.”
—Nancy E. Turner, author of These is My Words
A moving, powerful, and evocative debut novel, When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt heralds the arrival of superb new voice in American fiction. A tale rich in color, character, and vivid historical detail, it chronicles the tumultuous life journey of a young immigrant seamstress, as she travels from her isolated Italian mountain village through the dark  corners of late nineteenth century America. A historical novel that readers of Geraldine Brooks, Nancy Turner, Frances de Pontes Peebles, and Debra Dean will most certainly cherish, When We Were Strangers will live in the mind and the heart long after its last page is turned.


  • Absolutely engaging read-- absolutely disappointing ending

    By PaulaV
    As if the author tired of her own book. Too bad.
  • When We Were Strangers

    By 19martha51
    I enjoyed every page! It is very well written and it was a page turner that I couldn't put down. I just had to know what would happen next.