SJCPL Online Book Club: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
Grames's vivid and moving debut follows its heroine from a childhood in the early 20th century in a tiny Calabrian mountain village, to her family's immigration to America when she is 19. Beautiful, smart, and unyielding, Stella Fortuna grows up in a mountain village in early 20th-century Italy, where she is suspected of being cursed. The family immigrates to America before World War II, and Stella continues protecting not-as-sharp little sister Tina, with their estrangement in old age framing the narrative.
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is available in print, ebook, and eaudiobook formats.
Meeting 1: October 5: Read to the end of Part 2, Death 4: Drowning (Immigration)
Meeting 2: October 12: Read from Death 5 to the end of Death 6
Meeting 3: October 19: Read from Death 7 to the end
Meeting 4: Meet Author Juliet Grames
Zoom link for all 4 meetings: https://zoom.us/j/91302279847