July 14, 2016 11:30am: Author Luncheon with Stewart O’Nan @ Bristol Public Library

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The Friends of the Bristol Public Library invite you to a community Author Luncheon with best-selling author Stewart O’Nan, Thursday, July 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, CT. Stewart O’Nan will discuss how he came to write three books set in Connecticut (Night Country, Circus Fire and Last Night at the Lobster) and how area libraries were of help to him. Stewart will also read from his national best-selling novel, Last Night at the Lobster, based on true events in Bristol and the local area. Doors open @ 11:30 AM.

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Also, in case you missed it, Last Night at the Lobster was featured on Moyers and Company:

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West of Sunset & Inspiration in Stephen King

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Two links of interest in recent news:

  1. West of Sunset was chosen as one of “6 summer novels to perfectly match your summer holiday destination” by bt.com.
  2. In TribLive, “Pittsburgh writers find inspiration in Stephen King, his works“:

“When you look back to the ’70s and a lot of what we thought were important American writers, important literary writers, some of that stuff seems kind of mannered and silly and rather dated,” says Stewart O’Nan, the Regent Square writer who has collaborated with King on two books.

“You can go back and read ‘The Stand’ or ‘The Shining,’ and they’re amazing. I go back and read those books all the time. I end up buying used paperback copies just so I can take them wherever I’m going,” he says.

West of Sunset in Germany — Best in June, Plus Upcoming European Tour

From Germany’s Southwest Deutschland Public TV, Westlich des Sunset (West of Sunset) was chosen as their #1 recommended book for June!  Great timing, as Stewart will be heading back out to Europe for West of Sunset.  European fans can catch him at cities such as Salzburg and Stuttgart in the coming weeks.  Here’s a great photo of German writer and actor Joachim Meyerhoff reading a copy of Westlich des Sunset!

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Pub Day for City of Secrets!

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It’s official!  The book is out and the tour begins.  From USA Today:

City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan (Viking, fiction, on sale April 26)

What it’s about: In post-World War II Jerusalem, a concentration camp survivor becomes involved in the underground resistance movement against the British.

The buzz: O’Nan “assumes the mantle of Conrad and Greene in a probing, keening thriller,” says Kirkus Reviews.

The book tour starts tonight!

Tue, Apr 26, 7pm
BARNES AND NOBLE # 2076
100 West Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120