2nd Book Reading Club event – in English
June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Germania Verein is inviting you to our 2nd Book Club event.
Join author Gina Buonaguro on Wednesday June 16th, at 5 pm Pacific via Zoom to hear the first chapter of her novel “The Sidewalk Artist”. This book reading will be in English.
To join the book reading send a request for the meeting link and zoom password to Pamela Sommer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GINA BUONAGURO was born in New Jersey and now resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She and her coauthor Janice Kirk have written The Sidewalk Artist (People Magazine: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars), Ciao Bella (Booklist: “A compelling combination of romance, adventure, and serious thought”), and The Wolves of St. Peter’s (currently only available in Italy and Canada, where it was longlisted for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Mystery Novel Award). They also write romantic suspense under the pen name Meadow Taylor.
Gina is a personal friend of Pamela Sommer, who is leading the Germania Verein Book Club and will be the host for this reading.
Summary: When blocked writer Tulia Rose hits it off with a handsome sidewalk artist while touring Paris, she’s intrigued. Is he an admirer? A muse? A stalker? A potential lover? A guardian angel? Or is the stranger, Raffaello, the reincarnation of the Renaissance artist Raphael? As it turns out, the mysterious stranger might be all of these and more in this bittersweet debut by Canadian authors Buonaguro and Kirk. Tulia’s investment-banker boyfriend, Ethan, has sent her from New York to Europe with the hope that time apart will give their relationship some much-needed space and allow Tulia to overcome writer’s block. While she’s entertaining fantasies of her sidewalk artist, Ethan pursues his own romantic endeavors, which serves as an impetus for Tulia to do more than think about Raffaello. The romantic European locales Tulia visits, including Paris, Venice and the Tuscan countryside, are dreamily described, but Raffaello comes across as creepy instead of seductive. Snippets from Tulia’s new novel-in-progress pepper the narrative (she’s writing a love story about Raphael), though these—dependant on saccharine romantic episodes and dreams—may turn off readers who aren’t steadfast historical romance fans. (Dec.)
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The book is also available in German via amazon.de https://www.amazon.de/s?k=gina+buonaguro&__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&ref=nb_sb_noss