July Get Lit Book Club, The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, Tuesday, 16. July 2019

JULY PICK: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
6:00 pm meet & greet6:30 pm dinner & discussion | At the Junction
3 course menu & wine pairings | $45

Join us at the Junction Kitchen in Park Circle to discuss The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames.

Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Be sure to check in when you arrive: for every six meetings you attend, you will receive a giftbag with a bottle of wine from the Junction and a mystery book from Itinerant Literate Books.

Buy the book from Itinerant Literate, get a glass of wine free.

Find a copy at the bookmobile or order online:

Hardcover | $26 | reserve a copy to pick up, or have one shipped to you [+$3.00]
Ebook | $13.99

About the book:
In this stunning debut novel, a young woman tells the story behind two elderly sisters’ estrangement, unraveling family secrets stretching back a century and across the Atlantic to early twentieth-century Italy

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments when 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.

Tuesday, 16. July 2019, The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, July Get Lit Book Club

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