Tag Archives: Bookstore of Gloucester

George Rosen Reading at the Harbor Room Nov 28th

 

November 28, 2012 • 7:30 pm

The Harbor Room • 8 Norwood Court

East Gloucester, MA

 

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Chicago-born, Harvard-educated, George Rosen, now lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts. As a journalist, he has reported on West Africa and Mexico, writes frequently for the Boston Globe’s op-ed page, has done radio commentary for WBUR, and worked as a political speechwriter. Rosen’s novel, Black Money, was called by Publishers Weekly “a strong study of power that corrupts and idealism that persists,” and his short stories have appeared in Harper’s, the Yale Review, and the Harvard Review. He has received the Frank O’Connor Memorial Award and fellowships from the Artists Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

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The Immanence of

God in the Tropics

Tales of soccer, death, hot water, lost love, and the presence of God in Africa, Mexico, and the coast of New England

“The stories in George Rosen’s collection take place in unlikely sites under unsure conditions; they treat with respect odd people — a man somewhere between a bum and a crazy, another who’s afraid of words, a reticent couple who practice reckless abandon. The unadorned sentences often reach a conclusion whose truth makes you catch your breath. This unpretentious book is the work of a master.”
–Edith Pearlman, Winner, 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

 Sponsored by:

Gloucester Writers Center 

Bookstore of Gloucester

The Immanence of God in the Tropics at Amazon

Laura Harrington Discusses Her New Novel- Alice Bliss

Laura Writes-

Hi, Joey,
Thank you! for the most fun and most unique interview of my life.
My only regret is that I didn’t get to ask you any questions and so missed an opportunity to learn more about you.
Many, many thanks for your support and your interest.
All best, Laura

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Laura Harrington is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and librettist.  She teaches playwriting at MIT and lives in Gloucester, MA.  ALICE BLISS, her first novel, grew out of Harrington’s one-woman musical Alice Unwrapped, which ran off-Broadway in New York and in the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in 2009.

http://lauraharringtonbooks.com

Set in upstate New York, ALICE BLISS is about a 15-year-old girl in 10th grade, named Alice Bliss. She is deeply connected to her dad who is serving in Iraq with his Reserve unit. It’s a transforming coming of age novel about a small town looking after its own in times of loss; the love between an absent father and his daughter; the complicated love between Alice and her mother, Angie; and first love between Alice and the boy next door. It’s a universal story and yet touches upon something very personal: these characters’ struggles amid uncertain times echo our own, lending ALICE BLISS an immediacy and poignancy that are both relevant and real.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Cambridge, MA Harvard Bookstore / 7:00 pm June 8

Peabody, MA                  Barnes & Noble / 7:00 pm                               June 9

Newburyport, MA            Jabberwocky Bookstore @ the Tannery / 7:00 pm       June 10

Concord, MA                  Concord Bookshop / 3:00 pm                            June 12

Northampton, MA            Broadside Bookshop / 7:00 pm                    June 14

Rockport, MA     Toad Hall Books @ Rockport Library / 7:00 pm June 15

Boston, MA                  Boston Public Library / 6:00 pm                     July 12

Portland, ME    Longfellow Books/ 7:00 pm
July 27

Peak’s Island, ME  Friends of Peak’s Island Library/ 7:00 pm
July 28

Linda Greenlaw event this Thursday, 7/15 @ American Legion!

Hi Joey,
I’m sending this to you on behalf of Janice Severance, can you post something about the Linda
Greenlaw event sponsored by The Bookstore this Thursday, 7/15 at 7pm?  Due to the anticipated
interest, it is being held at the American Legion, 8 Washington Street.  There will be a table set
up with books available for purchase at the event, but folks can always stop by The Bookstore
anytime to pick up a book as well.  Linda’s funny and engaging stories are sure to please the crowd,
as always.  This should be a huge event for the city that put her on the map with The Hungry Ocean.
LINDA GREENLAW
SEAWORTHY
July 15, 2010 | 07:00 PM
Sponsored by: THE BOOKSTORE
Held at:          American Legion, 8 Washington Street
Reading, Q&A, signing
To purchase a book prior to the event or ask questions:
The Bookstore
61 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-1548
Seaworthy
The bestselling author’s sequel to The Hungry Ocean–a fast- paced account of her return to
swordfishing
Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the
books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren’t paying off, her
truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his
offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family
responsibilities, she’s a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly
tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship
turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical
challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the
weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat’s lines inadvertently drift into
Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.
Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature
and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in.
Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self
between land and water.
http://www.lindagreenlawbooks.com/books/seaworthy.asp
Thanks and hope to see you at Sugar Mags again for the Block Party this Saturday night!
Jenn Cullen (Missy’s cousin)

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Patrick Doud Will Be Signing His Book Sunday At The Bookstore Of Gloucester

Patrick Doud stopped by the dock yesterday to talk about his latest published book The Hunt For The Eye Of Ogin.

Look for the video interview tonight and attend the book signing Sunday March 21, 3PM at the Bookstore of Gloucester.

It’s funny about interviews.  Sometimes I have little to no time to prepare for them and they turn out great and sometimes I prepare like crazy and they fall flat.  I’m beginning to think that I do better when I don’t prepare because I’m terrified that the interview will fall flat so my awareness and questioning ability must kick into hyperdrive.  When Patrick pulled into the driveway yesterday I didn’t really have a clue in the world about what I would fill an interview about other than knowing that his book had just been published.  As it turns out I feel like we get to know a little about Patrick, what he likes about Gloucester, The bookstore of Gloucester and the interview went pretty well IMO.

Look for the interview tonight in any case.


Kipling in Gloucester – talk by Author David McAveeney

 
Kipling in Gloucester & Captains Courageous
 A talk by author David McAveeney at The Bookstore of Gloucester 

Two days before the launch of the Captains Courageous Festival David McAveeney, Gloucester resident and author of Kipling in Gloucester: The Writing of Captains Courageous, will present a talk, followed by Q & A, about Rudyard Kipling, his time in Gloucester and the writing of Captains Courageous.      

Kipling in Gloucester explores how Kipling came to America and to Gloucester and how this foreign writer with little American experience and no fishing experience developed what has become the defining story of the Gloucester fisherman.”  David McAveeney, Kipling in Gloucester

Origin of the title Captains Courageous