Award-winning Stephen Puleo is the author of The Caning,
A City So Grand, The Boston Italians, Due to Enemy Action, and Dark Tide.


    • April 30
    • Dark Tide
    • Whitman Public Library
      100 Webster Street
      Whitman MA
      6:00 p.m.
      (Part of Whitman community-wide read program)
    • May 17
    • The Boston Italians
    • Italian Heritage Center
      Portland, ME
      (This is a private event.)
    • May 30
    • North End tour
    • Great Island Activities Group
      (This is a private event.)
  • See complete event calendar

Critical Acclaim

" A City So Grand is a book so grand. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read anything — fiction or non-fiction — so enthralling. My only complaint is that it ended." — Dennis Lehane
About the book

“[The Caning] is the best book I have read in years, packed with fascinating details of the kind that seldom make it into lesser works. … Don’t miss this one. There’s no telling whom you might find in it.” — National Review
About The Caning

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The Caning

The Caning depicts a turning point in American history: the beating of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner and the beginning of the war over slavery.

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