Oak Bluffs summer resident Elisa M. Speranza has released a new novel, The Italian Prisoner. Set in the Sicilian community of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the book illuminates a true but little-known story involving Italian prisoners of war on the U.S. home front during World War II.
The book was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for a novel-in-progress in 2019.
Read more about the novel and its fascinating backstory at
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Oak Bluffs Public Library
56R School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557