We’re pleased to announce that this year’s book is by New Hampshire author Ty Gagne. Where You’ll Find Me looks at a winter hike across the Presidential Traverse from both the hiker’s and rescuers’ points of view. Gagne gives a nonjudgmental risk manager’s perspective to what many of us may remember as a deeply unsettling hiking tragedy.
Our program will begin after Labor Day, with books available to borrow at area libraries, programs related to the topic and themes of the book, and a talk plus Q&A with author Ty Gagne at the end of October.
Thank you to everyone who came out on October 26, a dark and rainy night, for Monica Wood’s talk and Q&A about The One-in-a-Million Boy. What a warm and engaging speaker! Monica told us that failure is the reason the book got set aside initially, and how that same failure resulted in the freeing decision to expand her writing to memoir (We Were the Kennedys) and playwriting (Papermaker). Thanks to the encouragement of her “forbearing” husband, Monica found that coming back to this book after those other writing experiences made all the difference, and resulted in the book we all enjoyed. At the end of the evening, she shared a very entertaining slideshow of covers from international editions of The One-in-a-Million Boy.