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Ocean State: Stewart O’Nan Virtual Author Event
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Join us live via Zoom event with best-selling author Stewart O’Nan, who will be discussing his new book Ocean State.
About this book:
When I was in eighth grade my sister helped kill another girl.
For the Oliviera family – mum Carol, daughters Angel and Marie – autumn 2009 in the once-prosperous beach town of Ashaway, Rhode Island is the worst of times. Money is tight, Carol can’t stay away from unsuitable men, Angel’s world is shattered when she learns her long-time boyfriend Myles has been cheating on her with classmate Birdy, and Marie is left to fend for herself. As Angel and Birdy, both consumed by the intensity of their feelings for Myles, careen towards a collision both tragic and inevitable, the loyalties of Carol and Marie will be tested in ways they could never have foreseen.
Stewart O’Nan’s expert hand has crafted a crushing and propulsive novel about sisters, mothers and daughters, and the desperate ecstasies of love and the terrible things we do for it. Both swoony and haunting, Ocean State is a masterful work by one of the great storytellers of everyday American life.
Please register; Zoom links will be sent out before the event.
This event was created in collaboration with: the Avon Free Public Library, Beardsley Library, Beekley Community Library, Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Canton Public Library, Cora J. Belden Library, Torrington Library and Wethersfield Library.