AUTHOR VISIT – RICK HENRY
BOOK CLUB EVENING
When: Tuesday, April 23rd
Our Book Club selection for April is “Letters (1855)” by local author and SUNY Potsdam Professor Dr. Rick Henry. “Letters” is a historical novel set in Upstate New York in 1855. The novel in letters follows Dr. James Grey as he gets called away to an emergency in the middle of the night, unaware at the time that he will remain on the road, and away from his wife, for the next seven weeks. The novel details his life on the road and communications between him and his wife Sadie. The letters share Grey’s concerns with his patients, gossip, politics, and adventure. Many of the letters address ordinary household concerns along with extraordinary stories of babies stolen, a runaway slave, a hidden pregnancy and a fake birth.
Dr. Henry has been a Professor of English at SUNY Potsdam since 1997 where he teaches literature, linguistics, writing, and he directs the B.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. If you’d like to read a copy of “Letters (1855)”, please contact Elaine Dunne at the library. Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome.