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< July 2006 >

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Double-book extravaganza!   Alan DeNiro will read from his new book of short fiction, Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead & local contributors, including Erik Gallant, will celebrate the publication of issue # 18 of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.   Minneapolis-based poet & writer Alan DeNiro's wide-ranging & assured debut fiction collection is on the Longlist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.   Ray Olson, writing in Booklist said, “Maybe the future of sf is Alan DeNiro”   DeNiro's stories have been published in the most forward-looking magazines including Fence, Crowd, One Story, Strange Horizons, & 3rd Bed.   Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet is published twice a year in Northampton, MA.
Irene Zarina White, Latvian native & former professor of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, will read from her new memoir, Fire Burn: World War II Diaries.   From September 1939 through May 1946 White lived under four different governments: the Republic of Latvia, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, & the United States Occupation.   She carefully recorded the details of each government´s regime, World War II in full swing, & her everyday challenges.   As detailed in Fire Burn, she met a remarkable variety of people who became astonishingly candid in her presence.   White, who is over 90, is an engaging speaker, so join us for a fascinating evening.
R. Todd Felton will discuss his new book, A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England.  Beginning with Transcendentalism’s birth in Boston & Cambridge, this lavishly illustrated volume examines the major figures of the Transcendentalist movement & explores the places that inspired them.   Creating a vivid sense of New England in the nineteenth century, from its idyllic countryside & sleepy towns to its bustling ports & burgeoning cities, the book is divided into geographical chapters, each focusing on a town or village famous for its relationship to one or more of the Transcendentalists.   Felton is a professional writer & prize-winning photographer who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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