Lorenzo Carcaterra, bestselling author of ‘Sleepers,’ to speak at Manor Club about latest book

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Manor Club. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

Best-selling author Lorenzo Carcaterra will speak at The Manor Club on Tuesday, March 28 about his latest book, Three Dreamers. His visit will be open to the public. Lunch starts at noon; the talk starts at 1:30pm at TMC, 1023 Esplanade.

A former resident of Pelham Manor, Mr. Carcaterra’s most famous book was Sleepers, which was adapted as a 1996 film of the same name.

He now lives in Rye, NY.

Three Dreamers is described as a heartfelt homage to the women who taught him courage, kindness, and the power of storytelling: his  grandmother, his mother and his late wife..

Nonna Maria, his grandmother, gave him his first taste of a loving home during the summers he spent with her as a teenager on Ischia. With her kindness, her humor, and the same formidable strength she employed to make secret trips for food when the Nazis occupied Ischia during World War II, she instilled in him the importance of community, providing shelter for a boy whose home life was difficult.

His mother, Raffaela, dealt with daily hardships: a loveless and abusive marriage, the burden of debt, and a life of dread. Though the lessons she taught were harsh, they would drive Lorenzo from the world they shared to the better one she always prayed he would find.

The third woman is his wife, Susan, a gifted editor and his professional champion. Their marriage lasted three decades before her death from lung cancer in 2013. While their upbringings were wildly different, their love and friendship never wavered — and neither did her faith in Lorenzo’s talent and potential as a writer.

Anyone interested in attending the TMC talk by Mr. Carcaterra can reserve lunch ($30 per person) or the talk only ($15 per person) for the March 28 event by calling the Manor Club at 914-738-1528 or by email to themanorclubofpelaham@gmail.com The deadline for reservations is this Friday, March 24 at 4:00 pm.