Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition

o_king104large Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King Deluxe Special Editions to Benefit Two Good Causes A minimum of thirty percent of the retail price from this special edition will be donated to The Haven Foundation and to organizations that promote cancer care and research. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists. The authors also support cancer care and research organizations such as The Jimmy Fund in Boston, Massachusetts. You can donate directly to The Haven Foundation via their website and to The Jimmy Fund via their website.

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Inferno Under The Big Top: Survivors Remember The Hartford Circus Fire


Author Stewart O’Nan, who wrote the 2001 book The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy, and Mike Skidgell, whose new book, The Hartford Circus Fire, spoke to a standing room only crowd of more than 200 Sunday afternoon.

Circus Fire panel 2014

The stories of that steamy summer day are horrifying.

With the Big Top filled with people, animals and performers and the afternoon matinee underway, a fire started at one end of the massive tent and spread rapidly.


July 6, 2pm: The Hartford Circus Fire – 70th Anniversary Commemoration


The Hartford Circus Fire – 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Sunday, July 6, 2:00 p.m.

On July 6th, 1944, happy families descended on Barbour Street in Hartford for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. When the big top went up in flames, 700 people were injured and almost 170 people lost their lives. Authors Stewart O’Nan (“The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy”) and Mike Skidgell (the just-published “The Hartford Circus Fire: Tragedy Under the Big Top”) join us to discuss their books on the largest circus fire tragedy in American history.

Presented in partnership with the Hartford Courant and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Followed by a book sale and signing.

This is a free event, but reservations are recommended. Call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

The Odds: The Buffalo News Book Club, June 2014 Selection


Novel of couple’s critical Falls trip is Book Club June selection

A couple return to Niagara Falls in a desperate effort to save their marriage

You probably know a couple just like Art and Marion Fowler, the long-married, middle-aged pair whose complicated and unexpectedly tender story Stewart O’Nan tells in his novel “The Odds.”

You might even be just like Art and Marion Fowler.

As we meet them, they are financially battered and emotionally scarred, facing the loss of their house in Cleveland and the inevitable end of their lives together.

And yet they have the ability to take one more gamble, a desperate bet that just might save them.

Where better to throw their future on the line than a casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.?