Casanova’s Secret Wife, a historical love story by BARBARA LYNN-DAVIS
Porter Square Books hosts BARBARA LYNN-DAVIS as she reads her novel: Casanova’s Secret Wife.
Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever. Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption.
This event is not ticketed.
Freedom’s Ring, A Boston-set Novel by HEIDI CHIAVAROLI
Trident Booksellers host author HEIDI CHIAVAROLI as she takes her audience back in time to discover what really happened the night of the Boston Massacre. She will read passages from her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, answer questions, and sign books.
From the Boston Marathon bombing to the American Revolution and the Boston Massacre, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Although two years have passed since the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David continues to be haunted by the call to be Boston Strong. She knows the truth: she is far from strong. She cannot seem to release two burdens left to her that tragic day—guilt over a crippled niece, and an old ring that evokes a hazy hero’s face. But when she finds a business card with the same emblem as the ring, she’s finally able to discover her hero…and the story of the woman behind the ring.
This event is free and open to the public.
Freedom’s Ring is currently being sold at Trident Booksellers. You can purchase a copy in-store or online here.
FACT IN FICTION: RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL
In honor of National Reading Group Month, WNBA-Boston invites you to FACT IN FICTION: RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL, an evening with celebrated authors Ellen Meeropol, Lauren Davis Huber, and Beatriz Williams
The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov, Reading & Discussion with ANI TUZMAN
The Temple Beth Zion in Brookline hosts a reading with ANI TUZMAN, author of The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov. The reading will be followed by discussion and book signing.
The Tremble of Love is an historical novel inspired by the legendary healer and spiritual master, Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezar, who became known as the Baal Shem Tov, the Master of the Good Name. Set in the richly textured Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 1700s, this exquisite reimagining of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary mystics transports readers back in time to experience the true meaning of power and the timeless grace of love.
THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
“The message of the Baal Shem Tov―ecstatic seeker, compassionate healer, mediator, mystical teacher, and peacemaker―is as needed today as it was in his lifetime: our capacity to love and care for the other is the path to lasting peace and harmony.”
~Dr. Paula Green, Founder and Senior Advisor, Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
“The Tremble of Love is a book that nourishes the spirit, a book for people of all faiths―as well as for those who have lost faith.”
~Father Gilbert Aranha, Executive Secretary for the Bishops’ Conference for Ecumenism and founder of JPK House of Love (Prema Nilaya), Mysore, India
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TREMBLE OF LOVE AND ANI TUZMAN, please visit http://anituzman.com
Paperback Launch of Crystal King’s FEAST OF SORROW
Come celebrate the paperback launch of Crystal King’s acclaimed debut, FEAST OF SORROW (Touchstone Books/Simon and Schuster), hailed as “a delight to the senses” by Library Journal (starred review) and long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Crystal, a culinary enthusiast, will speak about the food customs of Ancient Rome and share the story of Apicius, the famous first-century gourmand who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook, and the ambition that led to his destruction.
Book Launch for “My Real Name Is Hanna”
TARA LYNN MASIH’S debut novel for young readers and adults launches this month. My Real Name Is Hanna won a 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award and comes highly recommended by the Jewish Book Council. Inspired by a real family who sought refuge in underground caves in Ukraine during World War II. Free, with refreshments and book signing at the Andover Bookstore’s new location (parking free and behind the store).