Boulevard Books and Café, the much-celebrated Brooklyn-based bookstore, will be honoring two local authors
today. (Edit: The event has been canceled thanks to the blizzard.) Not only will the event help promote both authors, but it will also give bookworms a chance to learn more about their individual journeys towards getting published.
The first author is Dennis Maragliano who grew up in the traditionally Italian-American Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst. His endearing first novel Catching Dreams was released this past year as an eBook. His novel regales readers with the tale of his alter ego John Del Mar, a man who is the son of Italian-American immigrants and lives in California. Although he dreams of becoming a famous actor, his father decides to move the family to Sicily because “life in America is too hard.” That’s when young John discovers his considerable athletic talents. But John once again is crushed when his father’s dreams of success fail and the family moves back to the States. Maragliano weaves a tale of a talented athlete and everyman who is burdened by bad business decisions and highly dysfunctional relationships as he tries to navigate through his own path in life.
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