SAVOY: Granville Burgess (The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe: A Novel) Book Signing

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Granville Burgess (The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe: A Novel). This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

1951. Greenville, South Carolina. Jimmy Roberts is the best hitter in this little mill town, and maybe in the whole Textile Baseball League. He's got major league potential, and then some. But to get there, he'll need a miracle. Or maybe the help of a local liquor store owner ... who just happens to go by the name of "Shoeless Joe."

About the Author

Granville Wyche Burgess is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, about Shoeless Joe Jackson, as well as the Rebecca Zook series of novels, which are available from Chickadee Prince Books. He received an Emmy nomination for his writing on the soap opera, Capitol. He has also received awards from the CBS/Foundation for the Dramatist Guild, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

He has also written for the television series, Tales From The Darkside, and for PBS. His musical, Conrack, based on the Pat Conroy memoir The Water Is Wide had a sold-out run at Ford’s Theatre and was attended by President George H.W. Bush and the first lady, Barbara Bush. Mr. Burgess’ plays and musicals have been performed throughout the United States. He is CEO of Quill Entertainment, a charitable company whose mission is “Teaching America’s Heritage Through Story and Song.”

He lives in Connecticut with his Amish-Mennonite wife, Reba.
Event date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop & Café
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
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$12.99
ISBN: 9781732913912
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chickadee Prince Books - May 2019

1951. Greenville, South Carolina.

Jimmy Roberts is the best hitter in this little mill town, and maybe in the whole Textile Baseball League.

He's got major league potential, and then some.

But to get there, he'll need a miracle. Or maybe the help of a local liquor store owner ... who just happens to go by the name of "Shoeless Joe."