***CANCELED*** BSB: Geoffrey Douglas (The Grifter, The Poet, and The Runaway Train: Stories from a Yankee Writer's Notebook) Book Signing

***This event has been canceled.***

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing for Geoffrey Douglas, the author of The Grifter, The Poet, and the Runaway Train: Stories from a Yankee Writer's Notebook. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

For over 20 years, Geoffrey Douglas has written feature-length pieces for Yankee magazine that chronicle extraordinary stories that have taken place in New England. Some have been about public events, widely reported––a Maine town turning against itself under the weight of an influx of Somalis, a fatal fire in Worcester MA, a Vermont reporter’s defense of marriage equality. Others, have been more private, the stories of men and women surviving, facing choices, living life––a small-time jockey scratching out an existence at county-fair racetracks; the long, sad fall of a Maine lottery winner, a poet’s love affair with his town. The best of these, taken together, make for a rich and updated collection of New England portraits: mostly ordinary lives, upended by choice or chance, turned suddenly, unexpectedly remarkable.

About the Author

Geoffrey Douglas is an author of nonfiction. His books include two widely-reviewed memoirs -- "Class" (1992) and "The Classmates" (2008) -- as well as "The Game of Their Lives," a story of the 1950 U.S. World Cup soccer team and its impossible upset victory, adapted as a 2005 movie starring Gerard Butler.  

Event date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St
Mystic, CT 06355
The Grifter, the Poet, and the Runaway Train: Stories from a Yankee Writer's Notebook Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781493041480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Globe Pequot Press - May 2019

For over 20 years, Geoffrey Douglas has written feature-length pieces for Yankee magazine that chronicle extraordinary stories that have taken place in New England. Some have been about public events, widely reported--a Maine town turning against itself under the weight of an influx of Somalis, a fatal fire in Worcester MA, a Vermont reporter's defense of marriage equality.