Carol Faenzi

March 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Carol Faenzi took a sabbatical from a busy corporate career in New York and bought a one-way ticket to Tuscany, in search of her ancestral roots. Her time in Italy and writing about the courage of her immigrant grandparents inspired her to change her life.

She presents programs across the United States that encourage audiences to preserve their family legacies, stories and rituals using music, photography and storytelling. For the past several years, she has conducted small group excursions to her ancestral homeland in Tuscany and writes a popular blog about all things Italian called My Tuscan Aria.

She splits her time between Indianapolis and Florence, Italy.

The Stonecutter's Aria

Based on the true stories of her Tuscan marble-carving and opera singing ancestors who emigrated to Indiana limestone country, The Stonecutter's Aria is a universal story of remembrance, connection and belonging. It was awarded Book of the Year for historical fiction by both ForeWord Magazine and the Independent Publishers Group. The Columbus, Indiana Arts Council chose it as their Community Read.

Book sales and signings will follow the presentation, with all proceeds benefitting the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation. Registration is required by e-mailing the Foundation Office at or by calling (317) 814-3905.

This program will be held in the Program Room.