Lisa Scottoline, Author of Eternal: In Virtual Conversation
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reads & Company is happy to welcome bestselling author Lisa Scottoline for a virtual in conversation event celebrating the release of ETERNAL, her latest novel. Sure to be one of the major releases of the Spring, ETERNAL will surely be viewed as Lisa’s masterpiece and is the culmination of a lifetime of work: a sweeping historical epic fueled by devastating true events. It’s no secret that Lisa is one of the best author guests around, and we can’t wait to host her at Reads & Company for the first time. Don’t miss this virtual in conversation event!
“In this book of her heart, Lisa Scottoline delivers what her readers expect and so much more, fast-paced intrigue, but also an authentic, tender coming of age tale of three best friends navigating the complexities of fascism, war, political and family strife and romantic competition.” – Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours and The Book Of Lost Friends
#1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism.
What war destroys, only love can heal.
Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics prodigy, kind-hearted and thoughtful, the son of a lawyer and a doctor. Their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta’s heart. But in the autumn of 1937, all of that begins to change as Mussolini asserts his power, aligning Italy’s Fascists with Hitler’s Nazis and altering the very laws that govern Rome. In time, everything that the three hold dear–their families, their homes, and their connection to one another–is tested in ways they never could have imagined.
As anti-Semitism takes legal root and World War II erupts, the threesome realizes that Mussolini was only the beginning. The Nazis invade Rome, and with their occupation come new atrocities against the city’s Jews, culminating in a final, horrific betrayal. 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.
Unfolding over decades, Eternal is a tale of loyalty and loss, family and food, love and war–all set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities at its darkest moment. This moving novel will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of readers.
- March 25
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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- Author Readings, Fiction, Free Events, Reading Series
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