LACONIA — The NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will host a presentation by author Stephen Puleo about his book, ''The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance and Paesani'', at the Bank of New Hampshire Operations Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16.
A brief question and answer session will follow.
Puleo is not only an author, but a historian, university teacher, and communication professional. His books have been favorably reviewed by national critics, newspapers and magazines.
His book has been hailed by critics as "an unsparing...and admiring account", "accurate and well-crafted...inspiring story of a people who rose from poverty and discrimination to become a prosperous and productive part of Boston's colorful history", "a truly magnificent work".
Tickets are being sold in advance. For further information and reservations, call Joe Adrignola at 496-3839 or Alice Contardo at 527-0551. Coffee, Tea and light desserts will follow the presentation