On Thursday April 25, 2019, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East Street, Rosanna will share from her newly-published book La Brigantessa. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase for $22.95.
La Brigantessa is a work of historical fiction, based on the aftermath of Italy’s 1861 Unification. Gabriella Falcone a peasant girl, is forced to flee her hamlet in Calabria after stabbing a wealthy landowner. Soon finding herself at the hands of brigands, Gabriella is catapulted into a world she has only ever heard about in nervous whispers, a world where the boundaries between good and evil are blurred. Gabriella is drawn into the role of brigantessa and discovers that the convictions she once held dear no longer have a place in this wild, unlawful territory.
Author Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada with her family at three years of age. After retiring from teaching, Rosanna is currently pursuing her literary goals full-time. An alumna of the Humber School for Writers, her fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies. She is a former resident of Sault Ste. Marie and now lives in Sudbury, Ontario.
Drop by the library to hear from this compelling novel and meet the author herself!
This is a free program, and no registration is required. For more information, please call the Reference and Information Desk at 705-759-5236.