at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers
Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers will welcome author, Emmy award-winning journalist, and Yonkers native Mary Calvi for a signing of her second work of historical fiction, If a Poem Could Live and Breathe (Published by St. Martin’s Press; $28.99; On-sale 2/14/23), on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. – Noon.
Just as she did in her debut novel, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, Calvi again questions the history books, this time reframing Theodore Roosevelt’s marriage to his first wife, Alice Lee, using their previously unpublished love letters, which were long thought to have been destroyed. In doing so, Calvi makes vivid what many historians believe to be the pivotal years that made the future president into the man of action that defined his political life, and cemented his legacy. If a Poem Could Live and Breathe is an indelible portrait of the authenticity of first love, the heartache of loss, and how overcoming the worst of life’s obstacles can push one to greatness never imagined.
Mary Calvi is a 12-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist and national anchor. Her in-depth research for her debut book, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, is the basis of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. Calvi lives in Yonkers, New York.
Stew Leonard’s will sell the book for $28.99/each.