This is the seventh book in “The Italian Saga” which is a series of “coming of age” books. While you can read THE IMMIGRANT as a stand-alone, there are references to characters we’ve previously met. If this is the first book you are reading by this author, I imagine you will want to go back to the beginning to see how we ended up here.
The author is extremely detailed in her writing and at times I find it hard to stay focused on what the point is. Other times, reading this “journal” is so visual, it is like being next to the main character as she walks through her new challenges.
This is a series that I would recommend.
Review by @mauraharper