Charles Belfoure, The New York Times bestselling author, architect and historian, has rescheduled his visit to the Bel Air Library for Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. His January visit was canceled because of the blizzard.
Belfoure will discuss his second novel, “House of Thieves,” published in 2015. “House of Thieves” features John Cross, a society architect in 1886 New York who is forced to join a criminal gang and plan robberies of the buildings he has designed in order to pay his son’s over-the-top gambling debts.
The book was an Indie Next pick for September 2015 by the American Booksellers Association and a “Starred Review” in Publishers Weekly.
In addition, “House of Thieves” is being turned into a television show, produced and directed by Francis Lawrence.
Belfoure’s first novel, “The Paris Architect,” about an architect coerced to design hiding places in World War II Paris for Jews so the Germans couldn’t find them, received numerous honors. It was a finalist for the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award and received the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Pick. It was named a must-read book by the New York Post and a USA Today “New Voices” selection. Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell named “The Paris Architect” his favorite book of 2013.
The April 3 event is open to the public and free of charge. Advanced registration is not required. Both of Belfoure’s books will be available for sale and signing at the event. For more information, call the Bel Air Library at 410-638-3151.
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