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Authors! with Juliet Grames presented by the Library Legacy Foundation

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Authors! with Juliet Grames presented by the Library...

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7:00 p.m. General Admission Jun 8, 2019 Free  

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is happy to welcome Juliet Grames to Toledo!


For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.

In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence.

When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.

In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

About the Author:
Juliet Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is her first novel.

About the Presentation:
At each program, authors speak for about forty-five minutes, followed by a short question and answer session. After the program, the author may be available for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase before and after the program (subject to availability).


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Community Sponsor:

Friends of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library



FAQ's:
Can ticket reservations be made by phone?
N
o, ticket reservations can be made online through Eventbrite, or through any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location.

What are my parking options at the event?
The facility has free parking.


What time do the doors open?
General admission seating starts at 6:30 p.m.

Are there assigned seats?
No. Seating is general admission. Having a free general admission ticket does not guarantee seating at the event, it only helps us plan. General admission seating is first come, first serve.

Is handicapped seating available?
Handicapped seating is available. For special seating arrangements, please call 419.259.5196 at least one week prior to the event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring outside food / beverages. There is no video recording or flash photography allowed.

Will the author hold a book signing after the talk?
The featured author is typically available to sign copies of their works. Restrictions for signing are subject to the authors, their management, or event circumstances.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call the Library at 419.259.5200.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Seating is general admission.

Have questions about Authors! with Juliet Grames presented by the Library Legacy Foundation? Contact Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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Sanger Branch Library
3030 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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