READING, “The Accidental Pilgrim” with Stephen Kitsakos

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Wed Mar 18, 6PM

Free event, open to the public

Stephen Kitsakos will be reading a section from his new book “The Accidental Pilgrim”. This will be a first of many stops on his book tour this year. His work will be available for purchase and signing.

ASD Publishing is proud to announce the release of Stephen Kitsakos’s debut novel, “The Accidental Pilgrim” (ISBN: 9780996102919, Release date March 3, 2015). Crossing several decades, this novel explores the intersection of science, religion, and the unexplainable.

In the summer of 1974, Dr. Rose Strongin, a marine biologist, disappears for three hours on the last day of an archaeological dig at the Sea of Galilee. She has no memory of the disappearance, but it causes her to miss her flight home to Canada. That plane, TWA 841, explodes over the Mediterranean killing all aboard. Twelve years later a discovery is made, and she begins to put the missing pieces together. But it is not until after her death, when her family gathers to say goodbye that her secrets start to make themselves known.

“My work in theatre and opera introduced me to a number of sacred texts in both the Western and Eastern traditions which were important to understand as background material for projects,” says author Kitsakos.

The book will be available in print and eBook from all online retailers as well as indie bookstores across the country. Kitsakos will be hosting book signings and discussions in several states. To keep up with where he will be, please check out his website.

Kitsakos is a theater writer and journalist as well as the author of three opera librettos. His current project is the opera adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international bestseller “A Thousand Splendid Suns” all with music by Sheila Silver. Other librettos include the Sackler Prize award- winning “The Wooden Sword” and “The White Rooster: A Tale of Compassion” for the Smithsonian Institution. His work often explores the connection between religion and art. He divides his time between Key West and New York.