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10.17.2017 | Joy Passanante signs and discusses “Through a Long Absence” | Free

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes author and native St. Louisan Joy Passanante, who will sign and discuss her new book, “Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars”!

Against the backdrop of World War II, Joy Passanante’s touching new book, “Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars,” is the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and two first-generation American families. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—Passanante masterfully recreates his wartime journey and physically retraces his steps more than sixty years later in an attempt to understand a time in her parents’ lives that they’d spoken about very little.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Through a Long Absence” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

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