For Will Schwalbe, I’d do just about anything, including driving into the Lower East Side of Manhattan on a rainy winter night from New Jersey—a pot-hole ridden, eighteen-wheeler infested car ride, to hear him launch his new memoir Books for Living at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square. And it turned out to be worth driving through every inch of the decrepit and claustrophobic Holland Tunnel.
While there are baffling and scary problems and ideas to challenge young adults, writer Bill Konigsberg provides a high wattage shining light to guide our young adults, with his books for teens--Out of Pocket, Openly Straight, The Porcupine of Truth, and his latest, Honestly Ben, available March 28, 2017.
It is our great pleasure to welcome to Nantucket Book Festival ranks the eminent writer and historian of science, James Gleick, generally considered to be the finest science writer of our time.
Be advised, the opening pages of The Long Haul contain an adrenaline-inducing narrative placing the reader behind the wheel of a big-rig semi loaded with heaven knows how many tons, hurtling down a steep mountain pass. Everything that could go wrong--and every way the driver and truck could end up in a mangled heap--is described in terms guaranteed to keep the reader confined to a nice safe station wagon on nice flat land. That such a ride is a commonplace experience for truckers is shocking.What’s even more shocking for us long-time Nantucketers, however, is that the author and truck driver in question are none other than our very own former Selectman and cashmere purveyor(!), Finn Murphy.
The Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its sixth annual event June 16-18 with an outstanding line-up of award-winning authors as well as local and regional talent.