Everybody loves a good murder mystery, right? Well, unless it happens in your family. Johnny Paul wanted to be a professional baseball player when he grew up, but he was tossed into a world of chaos after he learned his family was living under a curse as a result of a dark, hidden secret. A classic story of the battle between the darkness and the light, The Clemente Spell is a modern-day fairy tale where The Sandlot meets The Shack. Read how a young man emerges from the darkness of a broken home to meet the love of his life.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday | 2022 at noon
PRESENTER BIO: John DeFelice was born in Weirton and grew up in Wheeling. He is a graduate of Wheeling High School and West Liberty University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After graduating from West Liberty, he relocated to Dallas/Fort Worth where he worked in the food industry for sixteen years before becoming a teacher. He holds a master’s degree in higher education teaching from Texas A&M University-Commerce and is entering his thirtieth year as a teacher. He is the author of The History of Segregated I.M. Terrell High School, Fort Worth, Texas, The Clemente Spell and the soon to be released science fiction novel The Camera. DeFelice resides in St. Francis Village in Crowley, Texas with his wife Rene. Rene is also a native of Wheeling where she graduated from Wheeling Central and West Liberty with a degree in dental hygiene. They have been married for forty-three years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
FEATURED BOOK: Clemente Spell
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!