Novelists to Speak at Desmond-Fish

Will have new books to sign

On Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. two novelists, Marta Elva and Patricia King (who writes as Annamaria Alfieri), will return to the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison to discuss their latest books in a joint appearance. Signed copies of Elva’s American Tumbleweeds and King’s Strange Gods will be available for purchase.

Marta Elva and Patricia King

Marta Elva and Patricia King

Elva’s novel tells the story of a Mexican-American family’s struggle to stay together as tradition collides with the social upheaval of 1960s America. Elva was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and raised in El Paso, Texas. A Florida resident, she and her family formerly lived in Garrison.

King writes historical mysteries; her current series is set in British East Africa, beginning in 1911. The stories capture the beauty and the danger of the African wilderness and the complexities of imposing a culture on a foreign land. Her five books on business subjects include Never Work for a Jerk. She lives in New York City and is a member of the board of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

The library is located at the corner of routes 403 and 9D.

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