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Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo

Thursday October 21, 2021
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


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. 


Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
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