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“The Pope’s Man” by Tarpley Jones Captivates Audience at the NYLA 2022

Tarpley Jones’ historical fiction fascinates participants at the book exhibition of NYLA 2022.  

Joelton, TN – WEBWIRE

“Once you read this book, you will never think of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo – or even the Italian Renaissance – in the same way again.” Clay Fulghum (Amazon Customer Review)

The book display for Tarpley Jones’ book “The Pope’s Man” book display was successful as hundreds of guests at the New York Library Association (NYLA) 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show turnout to view the thrilling historical fiction. Self-publishing company ReadersMagnet initiated the novel’s exhibit alongside other distinguished books at the event last November 3-4, 2022.

Held at the Saratoga Springs City Center, New York, the NYLA 2022 was considered the most significant gathering for a library conference on the East Coast, drawing in hundreds of participants from the library and academic sector, including the general public. The library conference was aimed at promoting the advancement of New York’s library community with programs, special events, and book exhibitions, including the display of the latest and most innovative products and services.

Tarpley Jones’ “The Pope’s Man” joined the book exhibition, contributing its superbly written research and plot with other illustrious published works. “The Pope’s Man” is set in 16th-century Rome, at the height of the Renaissance era, that produced some of the world’s renowned artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

The plot follows the journey of devout Franciscan friar Francesco della Rovere, a relative and the most trusted legate of Pope Julius II. The Pope tasked Rovere to bring a disgruntled Michelangelo back to Rome as part of the Pope’s plan to rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica and for the beautification of the Sistine Chapel. Rovere was also assigned the guardianship of the Pope’s daughter, Felice. Suddenly, the friar finds himself entangled in the web of explosive drama, politics, feud, and violence, with only his wit and will carrying him through to survive.

“The Pope’s Man” is a powerful novel against the backdrop of Renaissance art and the glory of the Eternal City. Readers will delight at the meticulous research and groundwork that Tarpley Jones put into the novel’s characters, plot, and conspiracies.

Order now Tarpley Jones’ “The Pope’s Man” on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the author’s website

The Pope’s Man
Author | Tarpley Jones
Published date | February 9, 2022
Publisher | Luminare Press
Book Genre | Historical Fiction

Author Bio

Tarpley Jones took a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts at Vanderbilt University. The result of the Master’s Program was the 115,000-word historical novel, The Pope’s Man, also as part completion of a Capstone Class. Tarp Jones is a history buff and was fascinated by the book written by William Manchester called “A World Lit Only by Fire.” Inspired by the book and by the great artists of Florence and Rome, Tarp Jones spent a decade researching the labyrinth of Italian history in the early 1500s. The author is currently working on a prequel and a sequel to the story.

Tarp Jones’ main occupation is caring for a menagerie of animals on 15 acres of land in Joelton, Tennessee.

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 The Pope’s Man
 Tarpley Jones
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