The Bookmaker: Special Event at Pisticci Restaurant
Since we are unable to host author events in the store during the coursebook rush, we will sometimes partner with a neighborhood business to serve as a venue for literary events. We’ll be doing this next Tuesday, August 26 at 7 pm, when we host An Evening with Michael J. Agovino at Pisticci Restaurant.
Agovino is the author of The Bookmaker: A Memoir of Money, Luck and Family From the Utopian Outskirts of New York City.
“Agovino’s debut investigates how people are shaped by the places they inhabit…Agovino’s history is rich with the mythology of immigrant strivers, but with its own series of twists linked to his erudite, proud, and reckless father. The book also offers a unique portrait of the mutability of class…[H]e strikes a nice balance between the histories of a beloved place and a turbulent family. A generally engrossing narrative of class and mobility in urban America.” — Kirkus Reviews
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