Lucinda: Mistress to the Mob

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Table of Contents

 

CHAPTER 

PROLOGUE, CICERO, ILLINOIS, JUNE 2009                      

PART ONE: WILD CHILD (1897-1915)                                                                                                                                                                  

                         CHAPTER 1 – MEET LUCINDA

                                                  A YOUNG FAMILY ARRIVES IN AMERICA

                                                  LITTLE ITALY               

                         CHAPTER 2 – CRYING: THE FIRST STEP TO TOUGHNESS

                                                  AFTERMATH                 

                                                  MAN ON THE SIDEWALK             

                         CHAPTER 3 – GRANDMAMA                               

                                                  A NEW ‘DO’                                             

                         CHAPTER 4 – THE HABIT                                       

 

PART TWO: ON MY OWN (1915-1920)                                                                                                                                                    

                         CHAPTER 5 – PRISON BREAK    

                                                  MRS. MURPHY             

                                                  AWAKENING TO BROOKLYN                            

                                                  THE SERVANT GIRL

CHAPTER 6 – SEMI-FLAPPER                              

                                                  MOVING ON UP

                                                  ENTER MARY

                                                  A NEW FRIEND

                                                  THE BONDS OF SISTERHOOD   

                                                  PROHIBITION IN AMERICA

                                                  DANCE LESSONS

                         CHAPTER 7 – LET PROHIBITION BEGIN

                                                  TIMES SQUARE

                         CHAPTER 8 – BRIGHT LIGHTS, NEW CITY

 

PART THREE: THE ROARING TWENTIES (1920-1929)                                                                                                               

                         CHAPTER 9 – SUPER-FLAPPER 

                                                  THE CELLAR

                         CHAPTER 10 – BILLY THE KID 

                                                  THE JOB    

                                                  THE PARTY

                                                  THE PACKAGE

                         CHAPTER 11 – PROFESSIONAL PARTY GIRL

                                                  THE SUPPLY TRUCK

                                                  UNDERCOVER ANGEL

                                                  THE DIVORCE AND MARRIAGE OF A FLAPPER

                                                  NEW POSITION, NEW HOUSE, NO LOVER

                                                  BLACK AND TAN FANTASY      

                         CHAPTER 12 – THE COUNTRY CLUB

                         CHAPTER 13 – SAMMY

                                                  THE CLASSY WOMAN

                                                  A FIRST IMPRESSION

                                                  FIRST LETTER TO MARY

                         CHAPTER 14 – JOHNNY COME LATELY

                                                  SECOND LETTER TO MARY

                                                  ANOTHER NEW ENCOUNTER   

CHAPTER 15 – HE CALLS ME BABY

                                                  THIRD LETTER TO MARY

                         CHAPTER 16 – MISTRESS TO THE MOB     

                                                  THE GREEN ROOM    

                                                  FOURTH LETTER TO MARY

                                                  HOUSEWARMING CONFUSION

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

                         CHAPTER 17 – THE FAMILY       

                                                  LET’S MISBEHAVE    

                                                  ANGELO   

                                                  FIFTH LETTER TO MARY

                         CHAPTER 18 – LET’S GO FOR A RIDE, DOLL

                         CHAPTER 19 – WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?

                         CHAPTER 20 – FALL 1927 – RECOVERY

                                                  RHAPSODY IN BLUE

                         CHAPTER 21 – RACKETS, BOOMS AND CRASHES

                                                  SIXTH LETTER TO MARY

                                                  A NEW RACKET

                         CHAPTER 22 – THE GETAWAY 

                                                  THE DEPRESSION

                                                  HOLIDAY ON ICE

                                                  SEVENTH LETTER TO MARY    

                                                  THE GREAT CRASH OF DECEMBER, 1929 

 

PART FOUR: WHAT THE HELL? (1930-)                                                                   

                         CHAPTER 23 – SO LONG, PAL    

                         CHAPTER 24 – WHERE AM I AND WHAT AM I DOING HERE?    

                         CHAPTER 25 – MEET THE (OLD) GANG      

                                                  HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

                                                  THE RETURN OF BILLY THE KID

                         CHAPTER 26 – EXPLORATIONS

                         CHAPTER 27 – I’M IN CHARGE 

                                                  THE DINER

                                                  SEARCHING FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

                         CHAPTER 28 – RUNNING FROM GOD

                         CHAPTER 29 – A NEW LIFE

                                                  TELLING THE GANG

                                                  MAKING MY SELECTION

                                                  A PARTY FOR LUCINDA

 

PART FIVE: THE ODDYSSEY HOME

                         CHAPTER 30 – HALLWAY REFLECTIONS

                         CHAPTER 31 – NEW DIRECTIONS

                                                  A BRIEF ENCOUNTER

                         CHAPTER 32 – LUKE DISCOVERS INTUITION

                                                  MELISSA

                         CHAPTER 33 – CATHY’S CLOWN

                                                  SPIRIT GUIDES             

                                                  CHRISTINE AND MEDITATION

                         CHAPTER 34—THURSDAY NIGHT MEDITATIONS

                         CHAPTER 35—HE WASN’T JOHN DILLINGER

                         CHAPTER 36—I HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT

                                                  A JOURNAL ENTRY

                         CHAPTER 37—HELEN’S PSYCHIC PARTY

                                                  I THINK IT STARTS WITH AN “L”

                         CHAPTER 38 – THE LUCINDA CHANNEL

                                                  THE CATHERINE CHANNEL

                         CHAPTER 39 – A STRANGE VISION

                         CHAPTER 40 – CONFIRMATIONS

                                                  A HALLOWEEN RITUAL

                         CHAPTER 41 – THE PLOT THICKENS

                                                  CONFIRMATIONS AT A FESTIVAL

                         CHAPTER 42 – REACHING A CLIMAX

                                                  FINDING AN OLD HOME

                                                  UNDERSTANDING DEEPENS

                                                  MY LIFE FLASHED BEFORE HIS EYES

                                                  ANOTHER CONNECTION

                                                  HOPPING

                         CHAPTER 43 – THE JOURNEY HOME

                                                  DEBRIEFING

                                                  HIGH PRAISE FOR LUKE

                                                  MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE LIGHT

 

EPILOGUE: CICERO, ILLIONOIS: JUNE, 2009

CHAPTER 44 – RETURN TO THE GREEN ROOM

 

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