Perrot Memorial Library & Greenwich Pen Women Present a Book Discussion: “Hello Beautiful,” by Ann Napolitano

Join us on Monday, April 8th, for a book discussion of Hello Beautiful, by Ann Napolitano. The discussion will be facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman and Author Barbara Ehrentreu. The event will take place at 7 pm in the Program Room, Radcliffe Children’s Library.

William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him. So, it’s a relief when his skill on the basketball court earns him a scholarship to college, far away from his childhood home. He soon meets Julia Padavano, a spirited and ambitious young woman who surprises William with her appreciation of his quiet steadiness. With Julia comes her family; she is inseparable from her three younger sisters: Sylvie, the dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book and imagines a future different from the expected path of wife and mother; Cecelia, the family’s artist; and Emeline, who patiently takes care of all of them. Happily, the Padavanos fold Julia’s new boyfriend into their loving, chaotic household. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable loyalty to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

Barbara Ehrentreu lives in Stamford, Conn, with her family. She has two published books, an award-winning screenplay, and a book of poetry, and is in numerous international anthologies and in The Writing on The Wall magazines, Volume One and Two. Ms. Ehrentreu has won several international awards for her writing; is a regional director for Motivational Strips; has hosted a radio show, Books & Entertainment Tales, from the Pages; and is a member of Greenwich Pen Women Letters, where she founded a poetry group. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Check out a copy of Hello Beautiful from our catalog or purchase a copy from Athena Books.

Please register for this free program.

For more information, please contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at

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