Acclaimed Writer Visits East Greenwich Thursday for Signing, Reading

From East Greenwich Patch:

Stewart O’Nan will read from and sign copies of his latest novel, “West of Sunset.”

Acclaimed author Stewart O’Nan is in town and he’ll be at Symposium Books on Thursday night for a book signing and reading from his latest novel, “West of Sunset.”

O’Nan, an award-winning writer, is widely known for the novel “Wish You Were Here” and has also penned “Snow Angles,” “A Prayer for the Dying,” “Last Night at the Lobster,” and “Emily, Alone.”

O’Nan will be at Symposium Books beginning at 6 p.m.

The shop is located at 1000 Division Road in East Greenwich Square.

For more information, head over to Symposium Book’s Facebook page.

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Also, from Coastal Illustrated:

Gatsby’s doomed creator

Stewart O’Nan is undoubtedly one of the bestselling authors you’ve never heard of. He started writing professionally with his wife’s encouragement after leaving his career as a Grumman Aerospace test engineer to pursue his real passion. Over the past two decades he has given us 15 splendidly dynamic novels. He’s an author who writes easily without an ounce of pretension; a man who writes about the people nobody else is writing about. For instance, his book “Last Night at the Lobster,” a spare, nearly perfect novel in which there are no unexpected plot twists, and no overarching political themes, revolves around the manager of a doomed Red Lobster restaurant during its last night of operation. (O’Nan cites his major influences as Stephen King and Flannery O’Connor, two names you’re not likely to hear linked again any time soon, but make perfect sense when you read his work.)

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