Upcoming Special Literary Event

Author Visit: Ann Napolitano

Hello Beautiful (2023)

Monday, January 22 • 1:00pm-2:15pm • OnlineCourse 12378 • $30

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Meet New York Times best selling author Ann Napolitano in conversation with Anna Katsavos as they discuss Hello Beautiful (2023), instant bestseller and Oprah’s 100th selection for the year. This profoundly moving family saga, at times heartbreaking, explores a number of emotionally complicated issues and predicaments, as the author expertly tackles themes of grief, mental illness, love, loss, betrayal, and forgiveness. Written with a nod toward Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, the novel focuses on four sisters, close-knit but distinct, as they test the limits of sisterly devotion and family obligations. Though inseparable, the Padavano girls are very different: Julia is the most ambitious; Sylvie the dreamer; Cecelia the artist; and Emeline the caretaker. When William Waters, Julia’s beau, enters their world, so does unexpected chaos, causing a catastrophic family feud. As the years pass, the family must deal with depression, teen pregnancy, divorce, a suicide attempt and much more, testing the sisters’ devotion to one another.

Pair this course with the book discussion led by Anna Katsavos (Course 12374), also in the winter schedule. Separate registration is required.

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ANN NAPOLITANO is the author of Dear Edward (2020), an instant New York Times bestseller, a Read with Jenna selection, and an Apple TV+ series. She is also the author of A Good Hard Look (2011) and Within Arm’s Reach (2004). Napolitano received her MFA from NYU, and has taught fiction writing at Brooklyn College, NYU, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Register for Author Visit with Ann Napolitano on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1pm

Time will be reserved for audience Q&A. The talk will be recorded and distributed to enrolled students for up to one week of viewing post-lecture. Register in advance to receive the video, even if you are unable to attend the live session.

ANNA KATSAVOS, PhD, is an experienced book group facilitator. A SUNY Professor Emerita of English Literature and Women’s Studies, she has received numerous awards for teaching, and her scholarship has been published in a variety of literary journals. She has interviewed many best-selling authors and has presented interactive programs focusing on a wide range of women’s issues. Additionally, she conducts writing, editing and publishing workshops.

Register for Hello Beautiful Book Chat with Anna Katsavos on Tuesday, February 6,  2024 at 10am
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