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Wednesday January 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alice Mattison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as Alice Mattison discusses her recently released novel Conscience, a story of relationships tested in the crucible of political upheaval. 

Conscienceis Alice Mattison’s seventh novel. Her earlier novels include The Book BorrowerNothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, and When We Argued All Night. Mattison is the author of The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, as well as four books of stories and a collection of poems. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and Ploughshares, and has been anthologized in The Pushcart PrizePEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories. She has held residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and has taught at Brooklyn College, Yale University, and, for more than twenty years, in the Bennington Writing Seminars, the MFA program at Bennington College.

This program is co-sponsored with Books on the Common. Please register.

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Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Game with George Colt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library and Books on the Common present an Author Talk with George Colt, who will discuss his recently released book The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968.

George Howe Colt’s The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was “God.” There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk’s son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids’ hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm.

Colt is a journalist and also the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and BrothersNovember of the Soul. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Anne Fadiman.

Copies of The Game will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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