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Author Talk with James Glickman on his new book “Crossing Point”

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library would like to invite you to attend a book talk and signing by author and academic James Glickman. All welcome! Light refreshments will be offered by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library. Copies of the book Crossing Point will be available for purchase and signing.

Based closely on the known historical record, Crossing Point brings to life the American Revolution in all of its bloody detail.

When the Revolutionary War begins, Guy Watson is a slave to the Hazzard family in Rhode Island, but he is soon engaged in service for the American army by Samuel Ward, head of one New England’s most prominent families. Torn about leaving his beloved June and the other slaves that have become his family, Guy eventually sets out with Samuel Ward and a battalion of men on a treacherous, and legendary, trek to Quebec.

The two men experience the inevitable toll the brutality of war takes, and it changes them forever. Upon their eventual return home, they come to realize the cost of war not just for those in battle, but also for those who stayed. Crossing Point vividly shares a little-known chapter in the national founding, and raises the question of what justice was fought for by the men who faced an uncertain freedom when the last shots were fired.

Crossing Point powerfully demonstrates the truth of James Baldwin’s claim: “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.”

James Glickman is a graduate of Yale University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Boston GlobeRedbookLadies Home JournalBerfrois, and many other journals.

Sounding the Waters, his previous novel, came out in 1996 to wide acclaim. He has taught legal writing at the University of Arizona Law School as well as fiction writing in the Radcliffe Seminar program in Cambridge. He teaches at the Community College of Rhode Island. Mr. Glickman lives in Sturbridge.

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.


January 18
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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