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6/18/2019 - June 18: Quite Corner Reads - Andre Dubus III

Quiet Corner Reads Presents: An Evening with Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III will discuss his fiction on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7 pm at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, Connecticut. He will also sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase that evening.

Andre Dubus III is the author of seven books, including the New York Times’ bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His book Dirty Love, published in the fall of 2013, was a New York Times “Notable Book” selection, a New York Times “Editors’ Choice”, a 2013 “Notable Fiction” choice from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”. His latest book, Gone So Long, was published in October 2018, and is a profound exploration of the struggle between our best intentions and most mercurial desires.

Mr. Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.

"One Book" community reading projects, which connect people to literature through reading and discussion, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Quiet Corner Reads began their yearly One Book project in 2010, with the collaboration of libraries throughout northeastern CT working together to encourage literacy, library support, and community development. Members include libraries in the towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Mansfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson and Woodstock, as well as Quinebaug Valley Community College. 

The One Book project each year encourages residents of northeast Connecticut to read the same book or author at the same time, bringing people together to discuss ideas and to broaden their appreciation of reading. Past books include In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance by James King, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Tag Man by Archer Mayor, The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline and The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

Limited tickets are available at member libraries for $20, which includes light refreshments.  This event is sponsored by the Beagary Trust, The Leo J. and Rose Pageau Trust, and area Friends of the Libraries. For more information about Quiet Corner Reads, visit QCReads on Facebook and at the quietcornerreads.org website.