Screenplay writer MARK LAMPRELL’s One Summer Day in Rome with MARGARET EVANS

Brookline Booksmith welcomes MARK LAMPRELL, screenplay writer of Babe: Pig in the City and author of The Lovers’ Guide to Rome, in conversation with Canadian journalist Margaret Evans for his newest book, One Summer Day in Rome.

Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete—but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age—“Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny”—who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas.

This reading is co-sponsored by the American Australian Association.