Hard work, perseverance, and a belief in themselves are the basic ingredients of the remarkable women featured in these insightful and gripping stories of Portuguese women. Sue Fagalde Lick provides us with a solid look at women who will never be forgotten -- Michael McCone, executive director, California Historical Society
From the Back Cover
Nearly one million Portuguese Americans live in California, immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who left poverty behind to seek a better life. Stories Grandma Never Told collects the accounts of the women who settled a foreign land, facing a new language, new customs, and new expectations about their roles as wives, mothers, and workers. Here, too, are the stories of their daughters and granddaughters, and their own struggles to reconcile old-country ways and morality with American lives and identity.