On Friday, April 21st, The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum hosted local author Alex Perriello for a book signing of his historical fiction novel, Jacob’s War. Mr. Perriello attended the event dressed as his protagonist and also held a question and answer session for attendees.
Published in 2016, Jacob’s War is a compelling and entertaining tale set both in the present and during the Revolutionary War. The action takes place in and around Morris County and features such local historical sites as Washington’s headquarters and Jockey Hollow during the winter encampment of 1779-1780 – and even a present-day boat ride on Lake Hopatcong.
A resident of Mount Arlington, Alex Perriello is widely recognized as a leader in the real estate industry. Jacob’s War is his first novel. He has donated all proceeds from the sale of the novel to various charities, mainly the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services. We would like to thank Mr. Parriello for graciously donating the proceeds from the more than 30 books sold at Friday’s event to the restoration of the Lake Hopatcong Station. We think the Lake Hopatcong Station is the perfect mix of past and present just like Jacob’s War. Maybe it will make it into his next novel 😉