Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Author event - Canaan Meeting House July 13

Thursday July 13, 7:30 pm Canaan Meetinghouse

The first reader will be James Wright who was President of Dartmouth College for eleven years. But this reading derives from his long-standing commitment to veterans rights and veterans care. Wright, an ex-Marine, has devoted his post-presidency to lobbying and speaking in behalf of vets and to researching and writing on the men (and women) who actually fought in America's wars. He will read from his recent book, "Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War," about which US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis has written: "
“Broad in scope and as human a history as could be written of the “enduring” impact of our nation’s Vietnam experience, this is a beautiful piece of work. … With honesty and compassion for those who carried and still carry burdens from the war years, no book better captures the totality of that era."

The second reader will be renowned mystery author, Megan Abbott. Author of eight acclaimed  books, three times nominated for Edgar awards (for mystery writers and books), she is one of the leading mystery writers of our era. She will read from her new book, "You Will Know Me" that has been chosen as one of the Best Books of 2016 by NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews.


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