Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reading from Time's a Thief at Head House Books in Philadelphia

Christian Street in Philadelphia, c. 1920. My grandmother was born Maria Rachele Di Sipio somewhere on this street in 1906, before her mother took her back to her hometown of Pretoro in Abruzzo as a child. She married my grandfather Marino Auriti and later came back to the U.S, living out her years in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. But I think her heart was forever in Abruzzo. Great photo from a thread on

I'm delighted to be reading at Head House Books in Philadelphia on Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m. I'll be joined for a Q&A by Philadelphia Stories' editorial director and Rosemont College MFA program director, Carla Spataro (thank you, Carla!). Very much looking forward to it, and my thanks to Head House Books.

Thank You, Bookstore in Lenox

My thanks to The Bookstore in Lenox for hosting me on June 4th, and for everyone who came out for the reading! Huge thanks to the lovely Colin Harrington (the nice fellow with me in the photo above) for a great Q&A, and to the one and only Matt Tannenbaum, bookman extraordinaire.