SAVOY: David James Madden (An Unknown Soldier) Talk and Book Signing

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author discussion and book signing with local author David James Madden, the author of the new book An Unknown Soldier. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

It’s 1994. Peter Franklin has been having nightmares about his experiences in World War Two. His son, Richard, doesn’t know about this since he’s been keeping his distance from Peter for more than twenty years. Richard’s wife, Jennifer, has never understood why her husband is so remote, not only from his father but also at times from her and their only child, Heidi. After taking Heidi to college to begin her freshman year, Jennifer now fears an even lonelier chapter of her life has begun. In response, she invites Peter, without first telling Richard, to their lakeside cottage for the Labor Day weekend. This sets off a series of events that leads to revealing the secrets that father and son have kept, not only from each other but from themselves as well. An Unknown Soldier is about the suffering war brings to ordinary people like ourselves and the redemption that love can always make possible.

About the Author

David Madden is happily retired, having taught in the Groton (CT) Public School system for 35 years from 1973 to 2008. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has been a member of the Westerly (RI) Monthly Meeting for 20 years. He has previously published Sprung from the Soil, a book of poems about Old Sturbridge Village and A Quaker Cupboard, a book about the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Service. He lives in Westerly, RI.
 
Event date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop & Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891
An Unknown Soldier Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780984311934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Garden Patch Books - July 25th, 2019

It's 1994. Peter Franklin has been having nightmares about his experiences in World War Two. His son, Richard, doesn't know about this since he's been keeping his distance from Peter for more than twenty years. Richard's wife, Jennifer, has never understood why her husband is so remote, not only from his father but also at times from her and their only child, Heidi.