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Alumni Book Club Book Discussion and Pot Luck Brunch Comments

The Alumni Book Club will hold a Book Discussion and Pot Luck Brunch on Sunday January 27, 2013. The book selection is The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani.

 

Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:00 am
Location: Libby & Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House

 

Book Description: The majestic and haunting beauty of the Italian Alps is the setting of the first meeting of Enza, a practical beauty, and Ciro, a strapping mountain boy, who meet as teenagers, despite growing up in villages just a few miles apart. At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

This riveting historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny is the novel Adriana Trigiani was born to write, one inspired by her own family history and the love of tradition that has propelled her body of bestselling novels to international acclaim. The Shoemaker's Wife defines an era with clarity and splendor, with operatic scope and a vivid cast of characters who will live on in the imaginations of readers for years to come.
Source: www.goodreads.com

 

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To join the Alumni Book Club or for more information, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (516) 463-6636 or Sandra.J.Lombino@Hofstra.edu

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Alumni House - Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro
Shapiro Alumni House
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Alumni Affairs Office

Phone: 516-463-6636
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