It doesn’t seem possible that any first-time author has taken more pleasure in her good fortune than New Haven’s Suzanne Palmieri.
You only need to spend a few minutes with the writer to see that the ebullient, magical storytelling in her first novel are a natural extension of her own personality.
Since “The Witch of Little Italy” (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99) was published on March 26, the author has shared her joy at a series of crowded readings and signings in North Haven, Milford and New Haven (ending with a stop at Koffee on Audubon on April 6).
The wonderful Mystic independent, Bank Square Books, will honor Palmieri with one of its author luncheons on Wednesday, April 17.
“I think the point is you have to believe in it to write it,” Palmieri said of her tale of an Italian-American clan in the Bronx with “The Sight” — a mix of ESP, fortune telling,