Laurie Lico Albanese

Stolen Beauty

Blue Suburbia

The chronicle of a determined young woman who overcomes family limitations, socio-economic obstacles, and personal fears to build a happy—and blessedly ordinary—life. Written entirely in free verse, Blue Suburbia’s cadence is a steady rhythmic heartbeat, pulsing with pain, rebellion, love, and triumph. This is the story many of us might tell, if we had the courage.


“Lyrical. Albanese delivers a rare reading experience—moving but never sentimental.”

Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)