Juliet Grames Meet & Greet EVENT

Join us on Saturday, August 24th from 2PM - 3PM for a Meet & Greet event with best-selling author Juliet Grames.  The event will be featuring her latest mystery novel The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia.  


(photo by Nina Subin)

About the author: JULIET GRAMES is the best-selling author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Real Simple, Parade, and The Boston Globe, and she is the recipient of an Ellery Queen Award from the Mystery Writers of America. She is editorial director at Soho Press in New York.


About the Book:  One unidentified skeleton. Three missing men. A village full of secrets. The best-selling author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna brings us a sparkling--by turns funny and moving--novel about a young American woman turned amateur detective in a small village in Southern Italy.
"A reflective novel about dark times that tells us life goes on, love stories develop, humanity remains in the most inhumane of times." --Irish Independent
Calabria, 1960. Francesca Loftfield, a twenty-seven-year-old, starry-eyed American, arrives in the isolated mountain village of Santa Chionia tasked with opening a nursery school. There is no road, no doctor, no running water or electricity. And thanks to a recent flood that swept away the post office, there's no mail, either.
Most troubling, though, is the human skeleton that surfaced after the flood waters receded. Who is it? And why don't the police come and investigate? When the local priest's housekeeper begs Francesca to help determine if the remains are those of her long-missing son, Francesca begins to ask a lot of inconvenient questions. As an outsider, she might be the only person who can uncover the truth. Or she might be getting in over her head. As she attempts to juggle a nosy landlady, a suspiciously dashing shepherd, and a network of local families bound together by a code of silence, Francesca finds herself forced to choose between the charitable mission that brought her to Santa Chionia, and her future happiness, between truth and survival.
Set in the wild heart of Calabria, a land of sheer cliff faces, ancient tradition, dazzling sunlight--and one of the world's most ruthless criminal syndicates-- The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia is a suspenseful puzzle mystery, a captivating romance, and an affecting portrait of a young woman in search of a meaningful life.

Event date: 

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

6208 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712


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ISBN: 9780593536179
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - July 23rd, 2024