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Author of Alice Bliss: A Novel

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Sep
21
Laura Harrington presents "A Catalog of Birds"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, September 21 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm, when Gloucester resident Laura Harrington discusses her new novel, A Catalog of Birds.

Laura Harrington is a playwright and the author of the novel Alice Bliss. She teaches playwriting at MIT, where she was awarded the Levitan Prize. She has been the guest artist at Tufts, Harvard, Wellesley, The University of Iowa and UMASS Lowell.
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Set in 1970, a watershed moment in American History, A Catalog of Birds tells the story of the Flynn family and the devastating impact of the Vietnam War. At the heart of the novel is the relationship between siblings Nell and Billy Flynn. Nell excels academically and is headed to college and a career in science. Billy, a passionate artist, enlists as a pilot to fulfill his lifelong dream of flying. He is the only survivor when his helicopter is shot down. When he returns home his wounds limit his ability to sketch or even hold a pencil. As Billy struggles to regain the life he once had, Nell and their family will have to do all that’s possible to save him.

Lyrical and affecting, Laura Harrington has written an artful family drama about innocence lost and wounds that may never be healed. This is a tale of forgiveness: of ourselves, of those we love best. Illuminated by grief and desire, the novel is full of spirit, wonder and the possibilities of the future. (TooFondOfBooks)
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