Tuesday, May 08, 2012

How Plans Can Change: Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66

Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

San Marino resident J.W. GALLO has written an acclaimed novel that will appeal to teenagers as well as adults. It’s a coming-of-age story about Vince Marsali from Flatbush who relocates to Southern California and becomes the proverbial fish out of water. Taunted in high school, he makes a vow to return to Brooklyn after college. On that journey across Route 66, his plans get altered when he rekindles a love interest, and comes to the door of organized crime in the process. How Plans Can Change: Pasadena to Brooklyn via Route 66 is also a trip down memory lane for Baby Boomers or anyone else who has traveled across country and gotten their kicks on old Route 66.

Mr. Gallo will read excerpts from his novel, discuss its themes and chronicle the publishing process. His career as a general contractor and quality control inspector has taken him across America numerous times, filling his coffers with many stories. Whether teen or adult, you won’t want to miss this special evening with J.W. Gallo at Crowell Public Library.