Add this Event to Calendar 10/21/2021 06:30 PM 10/21/2021 08:00 PM Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo


A true story about an immigrant woman who arrived from Italy in 1904 at the age of sixteen who created a financial empire. 

Cristina Covino was able to accumulate her wealth by grit, hard work, and, yes, by dealings with the underworld, starting during Prohibition in 1927 and taking illegal numbers in 1931, all the while running her own grocery store.

The story follows a cast of characters who had direct connections to the Covino Family and tells of a close-knit family, friends, and oh-so-loyal customers who admired and loved her.  

Join Neil DeFillippo, a Bethel resident, writer, and grandson of this fascinating and brave woman, making it in a "man's world".  

Books will be available for sale and signing.

This is an in-person event and registration is required. 

Contact: Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 ext. 3
Maria Parloa Community Room