I’m heading off to do a brief tour of readings. At each of these events I’ll be showing slides of graveyards and giving away things from The Good Thief: wishing stones, St. Anthony medals, and bottles of Mother Jones’s Elixir for Misbehaving Children. It would be great to see some of you–I hope you’ll come out. You can get the details for any of these at the Events Page.
- Thursday, Oct. 1st in Boston at Newtonville Books with the great, great Richard Russo (If you haven’t picked up his latest, That Old Cape Magic--you should).
- Friday, Oct. 2nd in Philadelphia with One Story associate editor (& Philly native) Marie Bertino, as well as One Story Philly authors Rachel Carpenter, Robin Black & Sam Allingham at Brickbat Books (part of the 215 Festival). Sam’s band, Flora Lee will also play at this and I can’t wait to hear them.
- Saturday, Oct. 3rd in my hometown of Salem, MA at Cornerstone Books. This wonderful store is right around the corner from one of the most historical cemeteries in New England–The Burying Point–where I got a lot of the inspiration for The Good Thief.
- Thursday, Oct. 8th at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR with my friend Willy Vlautin. Willy’s band, Richmond Fontaine will also play at this, and they are very, very good. If you don’t believe me, watch this video of their latest: