The Oracle of CumaeMelissa Hardy, author of The Oracle of Cumae, will be signing in the 423 on Friday at 12:30 PM.

The young Mariuccia Umbellino lives in a remote Italian village in the early 19th century. She is part of a long line of women who guard an ancient oracle of Apollo, about to be destroyed on orders from the Pope. But the men sent to do the dirty work don’t know who, or what, they’re dealing with!