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Book Talk & Signing: Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story by Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold

Thursday, August 9, 2012

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Barnard Room (3rd Floor)

Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story is a tender and tragic love story about a childless older couple, their Newfoundland dog, and their passion for the coast of Maine.  Written after the sudden death of the author’s husband of forty years, this poignant novel will speak to anyone who has ever loved and lost a soul mate, to readers who cherish the bond between man and dog, and to all those captivated by Maine’s rugged beauty.

Reviews

The story unfolds with a beautiful and poetic lyricism.

– Albert H. Black, playwright (Boot Camp & other plays)

 A seamless novella evoking the woods and sea of Maine, the bond between a dog and his humans, and the happy and tragic scenes of a long and loving marriage.

-  Donna Pucciani, poet, (To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn & other volumes)

About the Author

A journalist, critic, and author, Ms. Verdino-Sullwold's music and visual arts reviews and features appeared regularly in Opera News, Gramophone, Opéra International, Opera, Music Magazine, Beaux Arts, and The Crisis, and her byline headed numerous program essays and record liner notes. Among her scholarly works, the best known is We Need A Hero! Heldentenors from Wagner’s Time to the Present: A Critical History. She helped to create several television projects, serving as associate producer and content consultant/writer, among them I Hear America Singing for WNET/PBS and Voices of the Heart: Stephen Foster for German television.

Ms. Verdino-Süllwold’s screenplay version of the novel won the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2011.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours.  Bring ticket for stamping to the Library.

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