Local writer Tony Marconi will offer readings from his new novel, “Toscotti’s War,” at a book signing on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Something Sweet Coffee, 2 N. Sandusky St.
Published in June, “Toscotti’s War” is set in the 1960s and chronicles the adventures of two young men attempting to define their lives and relationships against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and an unpopular war.
“I look at ‘Toscotti’s War’ as a religious book for anyone who has ever felt that God just might deserve a good kick in the rear-end and wondered what might happen if they had a chance to act on it,” Marconi said. “I’m a firm believer that God works in mysterious ways — but often with a twinkle in his eye — and that’s reflected in this novel.”
Marconi is known to Delaware Gazette readers as a frequent writer of letters to the editor. He was born and raised on the outskirts of Chicago in Warrenville, Ill., and settled in central Ohio in 1990. A retired teacher from Harding High School in Marion, Marconi has spent most of his adult life writing and publishing short stories and poetry.
Marconi will have copies of “Toscotti’s War” available for purchase at the book-signing event.
The novel is also available at Books on Center, 150 W. Center St., Marion, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and www.tonymarconi.com.
Information for this story was provided by Martha Filipic and Tony Marconi.