Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Jeff Shapiro Promotional Tour for "Secrets Of Sant' Angelo"

Jeff Shapiro on Visual Radio Tuesday January 18, 2005 4 PM

Taped at http://www.wcat-tv.org in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Host Joe Viglione speaks with Jeff for 60 minutes.

http://visualradio.blog-city.com or http://vrtv.blogspot.com

A full hour with author Jeff Shapiro talking about his life in America and Italy,
the creation and publication of his first two books "Renato's Luck" and "Secrets of Sant' Angelo", and discussions on philosophy and life. It's what you expect from VRTV.
Visual Radio-Television Program #321

Jeff Shapiro appears at Brookline Booksmith 7 PM Tuesday 1/18/05


Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Brookline Booksmith JEFF SHAPIRO reads from his Secrets of Sant’ Angelo at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. Free; (617) 566-6660.


Store Events - January 18, 7:00 PM

Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 7:00 PMLocation: The Brookline Booksmith Writers and Readers RoomTitle of Event: JEFF SHAPIRO - Secrets of Sant’ Angelo
Wrought with magic and the delights of Tuscany, former Bostonian current Tuscanonian Jeff Shapiro spins a beautiful yarn with Secrets of Sant’ Angelo. “How joyful it is to be in Sant’ Angelo under Jeff Shapiro’s imaginative pen, and to witness a town heal itself from misfortune and sorrow through the surprising gifts of strangers. A lovely story.” (Susan Vreeland)

Secrets of Sant' Angelo and Renato's Luck on AMAZON.COM:

Jeff Shapiro on Smokey Bacon Show, BNN TV Wednesday 1/19/05
airing at 7:30 PM



Jeff's page on Penguin Putnam


Secrets of Sant'Angelo


Fortune may be blind, but misfortune sees us all too clearly...At least that's what the townspeople of Sant'Angelo D'Asso have come to believe. The small Italian village, an hour's train ride south of Siena, has been hit with a spate of sfortuna-bad luck-that hasn't let up all season. Endless rain, debilitating influenza, and bizarre deaths have befallen this town, leaving its people with a diehard faith in the power of curses-and a deep longing for a miracle. Now that miracle may have swept into town, in the form of two mysterious newcomers who bring with them an unexpectedly hot sun in the middle of December. Rosa Spina Innocenti is a sinfully beautiful woman full of incredible stories. Her grown son, Emanuelle Mosè, may be quiet and withdrawn, but he seems to possesses the ability to heal people and animals. In a short time, the pair convince those eager to believe that they've been sent by a higher being-and wind up inspiring faith in a community hungry for spiritual delight and good fortune. But just as the townspeople begin to succumb to the mystical appeal of this charming duo, another stranger arrives. And soon his presence threatens not only to come between one betrothed couple, but to tear apart a close-knit community that will do nearly anything-even turn on each other-for proof of a power greater than themselves.

Author Biography:

Jeff Shapiro is the author of the acclaimed novel Renato's Luck. Married to an Italian woman, he has lived in the countryside near Siena since 1991. He teaches English at a language university in Siena and creative writing at the Siena School for Liberal Arts.

Worcester, Massachusetts Book Signing

Thursday, January 20, 2005 7:00 PM
Location: Worcester Store TATNUCK BOOKSELLERS
Title of Event: Jeff Shapiro Book Signing

Jeff Shapiro author of one of my favorite books, Renato's Luck, is back in America to launch his latest Italian Literary Masterpiece - THE SECRET OF SANT'ANGELO - From the author of "Renato's Luck" comes a captivating story that celebrates the beauty of faith, the nature of luck, and the extraordinary ways in which love can change lives, in which the residents of a small Italian village seek a miracle to overcome their misfortunes.

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