BSB: Ham Martin (Tiezzi's Board) Author Talk & Signing

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Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Ham Martin for the book Tiezzi's Board.

Personalization requests allowed for web orders until Wednesday, January 18 at 5pm

Tiezzi's Board CoverAbout the Book

Tiezzi's Board is a sensitive novel about human relationships and the many ways that love can be expressed.

In Ham Martin's novel Tiezzi's Board, a gifted yet frustrated woodcarver discovers a magnificent mahogany board whose dark history almost destroys him.

Joe is a woodcarver by trade and an artist at heart. He dreams of creating a body of work that will reflect his obsessive abilities--of leaving enduring beauty behind. But the need to support his wife and son keeps him busy renovating kitchens instead. He works for demanding, unappreciative clients who treat him like a lowly workman.

When Joe discovers an enormous mahogany board hidden away in an old woodworker's shop, he believes that it will be the catalyst for the fulfillment of his destiny. Its mysterious owner, Giordano, is happy to sell it to him. But then Joe discovers that the board holds dark secrets; they have high costs, and they upend his world.

About the Author

Ham Martin, himself a woodcarver by profession, writes about real, complicated, flawed humans who discover in themselves courage, kindness, and love. Ham is the author of the critically praised Talk Radio, the debut of a Maine trilogy.Ham has been a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives, a lifeguard in Tokyo and Singapore, galley man on an oil tanker, 1st Selectman of his town, sign maker and cabinetmaker. Ham and Mary live in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine. Find out more information at

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 5:30pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
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ISBN: 9781685130152
Published: Black Rose Writing - August 25th, 2022

"I thought I would do something important, make lovely things, things that people would admire and that would make the world more beautiful." Such was the lament of Joe Carroll, spoken to his wife, Maggie, as they floated in a borrowed rowboat on the Connecticut River.