Online: LIZZIE AND DANTE by Mary Bly

Event date: 
06/01/2021 - 8:00pm


Join Book Culture on Tuesday, June 1st, at 8pm to celebrate the release of Lizzie & Dante with the author, Mary Bly, in conversation with Faith Salie.

Purchase of a copy of Lizzie & Dante grants admission to the Zoom event on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 8pm (EDT).  

On the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespearian 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 only get to savor them 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.

Faith Salie is an Emmy-award winning correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning and a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. She’s the author of a book of personal essays called Approval Junkie, which is also the name of her solo show in which she will debut Off-Broadway this fall.  


In order to access the event on June 1st, you must purchase a copy of Lizzie & Dante through Book Culture's website. The link to the event will be emailed out on June 1st. 

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ISBN: 9780593134825
Published: The Dial Press - June 1st, 2021