SIGNED PREORDER: Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

The release of Mary Bly's forthcoming insightful, audacious, and deeply romantic novel, Lizzie & Dante, is available for preorder! The book will be published Tuesday, June 1st, 2021!

Preorder your personalized, signed copy today by purchasing through our website. Be sure to include any personalization you want included in your signed copy in the Order Comments field at checkout.   

Orders must be placed before Tuesday, June 1st to guarantee personalization! After that date, signed copies will still be available in stores while supplies last.

Purchase of a copy of Lizzie & Dante through our website grants admission to the Zoom event with Mary Bly and Faith Salie on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 8pm (EDT).  For more information, visit the listing on our events calendar or click here


About Lizzie & Dante:

On the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespeare scholar Lizzie Delford decides to take one last lavish vacation on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast, with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend. Once settled into a luxurious seaside resort, Lizzie has to make big decisions about her future, and she needs the one thing she may be running out of: time. 

She leaves the yacht owners and celebrities behind and sneaks off to the public beach, where she meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog, Lily, and his wry daughter, Etta, a twelve-year-old desperate for a mother. While Dante shows Lizzie the island’s secrets, and Etta dazzles with her irreverent humor, Lizzie is confronted with a dilemma. Is it right to fall in love if time is short? Is it better to find a mother briefly, or to have no mother at all? And most pressingly, are the delicacies of life worth tasting, even if you will get to savor them only for a short while? 

A luscious story of love, courage, and Italian wine, Lizzie & Dante demands to know how far we should travel to find a future worth fighting for.


Mary Bly is a New York Times bestselling author under the name Eloisa James, and chair of the English department at Fordham University. She lives with her family in New York City, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593134825
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: The Dial Press - June 1st, 2021