'The Italian Prisoner' author will talk about first novel at library on Feb. 14

Feb 03, 2024 749

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at LSU will host Louisiana author Elisa M. Speranza at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Speranza will discuss the fascinating true back story to her novel, "The Italian Prisoner." The event is free and open to the public.

A work of historical fiction set in the Sicilian community of New Orleans’ French Quarter, "The Italian Prisoner" illuminates a little-known story involving Italian prisoners of war on the U.S. homefront during World War II. "It’s an engrossing tale of wartime love, family secrets, and a young woman’s struggle to chart her own course at an inflection point in American history," a news release states.

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SOURCE: https://www.theadvocate.com

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