SAVOY: Book Signing with Jane Herr Desrosiers (Gone Fishing: The Line)

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe presents an open house book signing with local author Jane Herr Desrosiers for her new book Gone Fishing: The Line.

In Gone Fishing The Line, part two of the Gone Fishing trilogy, it is the fall of 1980, Ethel O’Connor finds that silence surrounds the mystery of her mother’s past. The letters and pictures in Momma’s box will lead Ethel from the quiet town of Oxford, Maine to the Maine State Prison and back to Piney Bluffs.  Who is Joseph, the boy in the picture with Momma?  What is the hidden meaning in the letters from him?  Is there more than meets the eye as Ethel learns about the untimely drowning of her mother’s best friend? Was it murder or was it an accident? The pages of her mother’s journal give Ethel a glimpse into part of her mother’s life. This is finally the knowledge that Ethel has thirsted for.  

As Ethel searches for the truth, she’ll meet a variety of new characters and discover that line still connects all of those involved. The Oxford town clerk Henry Blake, who knows more than he lets on. The assistant warden Mr. Osgood, a weaselly devious man.  A prison inmate Andre St. Pierre, who has been jailed for the drowning.  To compound Ethel’s anxiety, she and Charlie are trying to find an answer as to why their son EC isn’t walking. The doctors are trying to be optimistic, but Ethel isn’t convinced.

The warm colorful characters of Piney Bluffs, Caleb, Sadie, Miss Ruthie, Big Beulah and the rest, are always present to remind Ethel that she is exactly where she needs to be, to do the things she was meant to do.  

About the Author

Jane Herr Desrosiers is thrilled to bring to her readers the Gone Fishing trilogy.  Gone Fishing The Hook is in publication, Gone Fishing The Line is due out in June 2018.  Gone Fishing The Sinker will be ready for readers in Spring of 2019.  The response that she has received from local book clubs to the Connecticut Author’s Trail has reinforced her passion for writing. Her sense of humor and her ability to turn the plot make this book series truly comfort food for your brain. Growing up in Canterbury, Connecticut and now residing in Baltic, Connecticut, Jane has blended the people who have touched her life into the mosaic of the souls of her down-home characters. Jane is also working on a collection of short stories and poems, portions of which will appear in her blog.  She enjoys life with her husband Eddy and their family, and her two cats Ozzie, aka Mr. Striper, and Harriet, watch for her appearance in Gone Fishing The Sinker

Event date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891