Posted by Adrienne on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
The What’s Falmouth Reading Committee has chosen SEEN THE GLORY: a Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Hough, Jr. as the town wide read for 2012. Mr. Hough grew up here in Falmouth, and is now a Martha’s Vineyard resident. He decided to write SEEN THE GLORY after a visit to the Gettysburg battlefield. He explained:
“It truly is hallowed ground, and I was stirred by it some deep way. Something important happened there; a great battle, yes, but something more. The answer came four months later, when President Lincoln came to the battlefield and delivered the Gettysburg Address. Suddenly, this terrible battle and the war itself had meaning. I tried to capture that meaning—the moral equation of the Civil War—in my novel.”
There are ample copies of the book for readers to check out from the Falmouth Public Library as well as from the branch and village libraries. The Committee has scheduled book discussions in each village, which are open to the public FREE of charge:
Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM, East Falmouth Library, 310 East Falmouth Hwy (Rte. 28), call 540-548-6340.
Tuesday, January 17, Old Silver Beach Book Club (North Falmouth), Email:
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St., call 508-457-2555, ext. 6 or Email:
Friday, February 10 at 4:00 PM, West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Hwy (Rte. 28A), call 508-548-4709.
Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 PM, Woods Hole Public Library, 581 Woods Hole Road, call 508-549-8961.
At the first major event of the year, author John Hough, Jr. will speak in Falmouth on Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 PM in the Morse Pond School Auditorium, 323 Jones Road. This event is offered to the public FREE of charge (as are all What’s Falmouth Reading events).
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