James Howard Kunstler joined us tonight to talk about his latest novel, the fourth & final book in the World Made by Hand. Kunstler is a renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author. The Harrows of Spring is a moving and gripping novel that completes the story of the quaint upstate New York town of Union Grove, thrown into a future world that in many ways resembles the nineteenth century.
We particularly love having authors from the area as part of The White Hart Speakers Series, and that was certainly the case tonight. New York Times bestselling author Anne Leary joined us to talk about her latest book, "The Children," a captivating story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England Family, told from the perspective of a reclusive 29-year old who has a secret (and famous) life on the internet.
We had a packed house for today's Speaker Series event, Nathaniel Philbrick. National Book Award-winning, & New York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick discussed his new book VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution - a surprising account of the middle years of the Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.This was a unique event for us as it helped to raise money for the Scoville Memorial Library.
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Adam Haslett joined us last night to discuss his new book, Imagine Me Gone, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?
Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.
Last night we welcomed Peter Steiner as part of the White Hart Speakers Series. Peter is perhaps best known for his iconic New Yorker cartoon "On the internet nobody knows you're a dog," the most reproduced cartoon The New Yorker has ever published. In the late 1990's he began writing novels. He is the author of Le Crime, The Terrorist, L'Assassin, and The Resistance. Steiner obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and the Free University of Berlin. He lives in Connecticut.