Thanks for featuring John Morris, author of Alone at Sea, with the photo. We really appreciate the help on this as it can be tough to get the word out on local books, even on great topics like this. (That is, Oprah hasn’t called yet…….)
Not sure if you can help a bit more, but here’s information on the book launch party on June 10; it would be great if you could get that event a little bump a day or to before. Let me know if you want photos — or you can just grab them from the web site on www.aloneatsea.com — there’s a nice slide show. it’s a good link, too.
Your help is much appreciated!
Commonwealth Editions, which is publishing Alone at Sea
Mark Your Calendar: June 10 Launch Event for
ALONE AT SEA
The definitive history of Gloucester’s plucky dory fishermen
The publication of a groundbreaking work of historical research, Alone at Sea: Gloucester in the Age of the Dorymen (1623-1939), by John N. Morris, will be marked with a book launch and reception on Thursday, June 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, as part of the Lyceum’s ongoing lecture series.
Morris, a prominent gerontologist, spent 10 years researching the lives of Gloucester’s dory fishermen, sparked by a personal quest to learn more about his grandfather, a doryman who was lost at sea. Beautifully written and illustrated, Alone at Sea is the most complete and compelling history of Gloucester fishing ever written. Using diaries, business records and interviews with surviving dorymen, Morris paints an indelible portrait of a key New England industry from its emergence in the 17th century to its decline in the 20th century.
John N. Morris grew up in Gloucester, the son of a man whose job was to cut fish and a mother whose job was to pack fish in boxes. He is now Director Emeritus of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew Senior Life in Boston. A chance connection via the Internet launched him on his quest to write Alone at Sea, published by Commonwealth Editions.
Morris will speak and sign copies of his book at the June 10 event, to be held at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, Mass., 978-281-9763 , www.sawyerfreelibrary.org. The event is free and open to the public.
Please contact Stephanie Schorow to request a review copy or to set up an interview with John N. Morris. Learn more about this title: www.aloneatsea.com.
CALENDAR LISTING: A free reception and book launch party for Alone at Sea: Gloucester in the Age of the Dorymen (1623-1939), by John N. Morris, will be held Thursday, June 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, Mass., 978-281-9763, www.sawyerfreelibrary.org or www.aloneatsea.org. Morris will speak and autograph copies of Alone at Sea, a comprehensive and compelling history of Gloucester’s fishing community.