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  • Shelter Island, NY, 11964
  • United States

“Murder in Matera:  A True Story of Passion, Family and Forgiveness in Southern Italy” Helene Stapinski author talk. 

Writer Helene Stapinski grew up hearing lurid stories of her great-great-grandmother Vita who had committed murder in southern Italy and fled to America with her three children.  More than a century later, and over the course of ten years, Stapinski travels to Basilicata, a mountainous region in Italy’s “instep”, to discover the truth of what happened.  The result is a fascinating account that is part memoir, part murder mystery and family saga.