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David Brendan Hopes (The Falls of the Wyona) and Marco Rafalà (How Fires End) discuss their novels that grapple with the personal marks left by war on individuals, families, and communities. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.
Why should you attend?
“Hopes grants us entry into the wondrous, highly charged world of young male friendship once upon a time. The setting is lovely and nostalgic. But there is trouble underneath, and there are things that just cannot happen. A pitch-perfect exploration of the terrors and pleasures of American adolescence.”—David Pratt, author
“Marco Rafalà’s debut novel, How Fires End, avoids Mafia tropes for a moving depiction of multigenerational loss and love, grief and gratitude, heartbreak and hope.”—Kirkus Reviews