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History Book Festival Presents Author Lisa Scottoline: Eternal
May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
The History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library present a live, interactive talk with Lisa Scottoline, author of “Eternal,” the Fiction Keynote event for the 2021 virtual History Book Festival. Scottoline will be in conversation with novelist Martha Hall Kelly.
“Eternal” tells the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome, in the creeping shadow of fascism. Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences, and their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta’s heart.
But in the autumn of 1937, Mussolini asserts his power, aligning Italy’s Fascists with Hitler’s Nazis and altering the laws that govern Rome. As anti-Semitism takes legal root and World War II erupts, the threesome realizes that Mussolini was only the beginning. Against this backdrop, the intertwined fates of Elisabetta, Marco, Sandro, and their families will be decided, in a heartbreaking story of both the best and the worst that the world has to offer.
Lisa Scottoline is the bestselling author of 32 novels that have been published in 35 countries. She is best known for her mystery thrillers, but “Eternal”— her first historical novel — is the culmination of a lifetime of interest in the Italian Holocaust that began when she took a seminar at the University of Pennsylvania led by Philip Roth called “The Literature of the Holocaust,” studying the work of Italian Holocaust survivor Primo Levi, among others.
Martha Hall Kelly is the author of three bestselling works of historical fiction: her debut novel set during World War II, “Lilac Girls,” and the prequels “Lost Roses” and “Sunflower Sisters.”
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
- May 20
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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