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Juliet Grames: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
Wed May 15th @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a talk and book signing with local author Juliet Grames for her debut novel The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, which Publishers Weekly called “a sharp and richly satisfying novel.” This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where 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.