Tag Archives: Novel
Patrick Doud/The Mornith War Book Release Party
Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m.
The Bookstore of Gloucester
61 Main St
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patrick Doud was born in 1968 in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in Bernhards Bay, a hamlet on the northern shore of Oneida Lake, and in East Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo. After several years of academic wandering he ended up at Bard College in the Hudson Valley, where he studied literature. Three books of his poetry were published in the nineties: Girding the Ghost, The Man in Green, and Hickory Bardolino Poems. Although he continues to be involved with poetry, these days most of his attention is devoted to fantasy. He is quick to explain that there is much traffic between the two. He and his family live in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in a house near the woods, the city, and the sea.
Three years and many adventures after the events of The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin, companions Elwood, Slukee, Drallah, and Booj are charged with a task beyond Winnitok’s northern edge. Arriving in the community of a charismatic prophet, they find that Granashon the Nohar has been attempting to settle a conflict between the prophet’s followers and a proud clan of wolf truans. But this threat to peace is overshadowed by another, as an unnatural scourge of spirits is burning the prophet’s fields with a ghostly green fire.
While Granashon leads Elwood, Slukee, and a small band of others to battle the source of the spirits in an ancient mountain fortress, Drallah and Booj stay behind to help protect the besieged prophet and her followers—including a girl with whom Elwood has begun a relationship the prophet has expressly forbidden.
The companions are caught up in an intense struggle to defend the lands of the prophet and the wolf truans, and to discover and defeat the power behind the spirits before they spread to Winnitok and beyond.
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.
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.
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
Peak’s Island, ME Friends of Peak’s Island Library/ 7:00 pm