In Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori, the author writes about hints of matters that no one in the family would talk about. When the sister became the “one they got rid of” as a result of her aunt’s slip of the tongue, Tintori felt compelled to pursue the secret that her family had kept for many years. The author takes the reader on the process from innocent genealogy research to a deep secret uncovered.
This book contains three short stories set in the Italian province of Campania. “I am Super Legend” is about a group of men headed to a championship and somewhat cursed. “The Child Comes Home” is about a runaway and the mother who refuses to give up on him. “Look at Me” is a story of a boy helping his father’s best friend who he assumes to be mute find love.