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Mariah Fredericks in conversation with Laura Joh Rowland on Death of a New American


On April 30, join local writers Mariah Fredericks and Laura Joh Rowland (The Hangman’s Secret) for a conversation about Fredericks’ latest novel, Death of a New American.

In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies’ maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt’s mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New York’s notorious Italian mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life.

As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household and plan Louise’s upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children’s nanny, Sofia—a young Italian-American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery—and rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open.

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://astoriabookshop.com/?q=h.calevents

Organizer

Katie Mayfield
Phone:
7182782665
Email:
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com

Venue

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria
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Phone:
7182782665
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com