Elizabeth A. Martina will speak at the Canastota Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Martina, originally from Rome, is a writer of historical fiction. Her latest book, published in 2015, is “The Ragman Murders.” The book focuses on Italian immigrants who settle in the Northeast. They bring with them their own form of justice from The Old World.

Told partly through the words of a daughter, this is the story of Giuseppe Amato and his extended family who immigrated to Hartford, Conn., in the early 1900s.

Martina likes to travel to places where her stories have occurred. Italy and Virginia are two of her favorite haunts. England is on her bucket list.

Martina lives in the mountains with her husband and two dogs. She hosts a Facebook page and also a website, elizabethamartina.weebly.com, where she comments on writing, travel and her books. Her latest website blog discusses our founding mothers, who are not yet well-known.

The Ragman Murders will be available for purchase and autograph by the author. The book sells for $12.99.

The Canastota Public Library is located at 102 W. Center St., Canastota. The library has been providing services to the community since 1896. For more information, contact the library at 315.697.7030.

By martha

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