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THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW AUTHORS AND GREAT NEW BOOKS!
THE WHITE HART SPEAKER SERIES
February-April, 2019

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented by Oblong Books & Music in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library. Events are free and take place at The White Hart Inn, 15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury, CT. RSVP is required unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, February 7 @ 6 pm
JACK KELLY – THE EDGE OF ANARCHY: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
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The Edge of Anarchy tells the dramatic story of the explosive 1894 clash of industry, labor, and government that shook the nation and marked a turning point for America. Many of the themes could be taken from today’s headlines―upheaval in America’s industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. The Edge of Anarchy offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history.

“Pay attention, because The Edge of Anarchy not only captures the flickering Kinetoscopic spirit of one of the great Labor-Capital showdowns in American history, it helps focus today’s great debates over the power of economic concentration and the rights and futures of American workers.” ―Brian Alexander, author of Glass House

Publicist: Kathryn Hough Boutross
Kathryn.Hough@stmartins.com


Tuesday, March 5 @ 6 pm
WHITNEY SCHARER – THE AGE OF LIGHT: A Novel
An Oblong Books Staff Pick!

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A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light is based on the true story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as muse to photographer and artist Man Ray.

“Sweeping from the glamour of 1930’s Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war’s long shadow, The Age of Light is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman’s self-transformation from muse into artist.”–Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

Publicity: Maggie Southard Gladstone
Maggie.Southard@hbgusa.com


Tuesday, March 19 @ 6 pm
DANI SHAPIRO – INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
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The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets–a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.

DANI SHAPIRO is the author of the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Shapiro’s short fiction, essays, and journalistic pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, and many other publications. She lives with her family in Litchfield County.

Publicity: Kathryn Zuckerman
kzuckerman@penguinrandomhouse.com


Wednesday, April 17 @ 6pm
MARY NORRIS GREEK TO ME: Adventures of The Comma Queen
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In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.

MARY NORRIS has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards.

Publicity: Erin Sineski Lovett
ELovett@wwnorton.com

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