Following the Steubenville Christmas parade, author Alisa Rose Vallera will discuss then sign copies of her book, "A Story Worth Telling: The Photo Albums," at 1 p.m. Saturday at the main library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
The main library is located at 407 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.
A former Steubenville resident, Vallera is the former Alisa Giannamore, daughter of Norma Giannamore and the late Eugene Giannamore.
Reads the book jacket: "In 1956, a young couple from the little town of Steubenville, Ohio (Eugene and Norma), decided to wage war against the disease that had condemned their precious son (Craig) to death. They would take the long journey to Lourdes, France, in order to seek a miracle for his life at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Through the words of a French journalist (Roger Bernard) and the eyes of his photographer (Serge), on an indeterminate journey more than 50 years ago, allow yourself to become engrossed in their story. Look at the pictures. Study the faces of those in this true account. Relive the journey that is this intriguing and remarkable story."
Copies of the book can be purchased at the library the day of the program.