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The Whale: A Love Story By Mark Beauregard

Book Cover - The Whale

  New England in the late nineteenth century was home to a set of high-spirited and ambitious writers who were, for the first time, creating a distinctly American literature. From this close-knit literary society emerged Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were known to be friends. In The Whale: A Love Story, novelist Mark Beauregard explores the boundaries of this friendship.

Through a nuanced reading of Melville’s real letters and other original sources, Beauregard offers the fictionalized story of two men who shared a deep, emotionally charged bond that may have transformed the writing—and meaning—of Moby-Dick. Scholars, academics, and essayists have written about Melville and Hawthorne’s relationship, trying to suss out what may have really happened between them.

Mark's events:

Wednesday, June 22 @ 6:00PM / Talk, Q&A, and Signing
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Thursday, June 23 @ 4:00PM / Author-led tour of Herman Melville’s home
BERKSHIRE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT ARROWHEAD
780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00PM / Talk, Q&A, and Signing
THE BOOKSTORE
11 Housatonic St.
Lenox, MA 02140

Friday, June 24 @ 7:00PM / In Conversation with editor Carole Desanti, Q&A, and Signing
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01074

Saturday, June 25 @ 11AM / Talk, Q&A, and Signing
MARKETBLOCK BOOKS
290 River St.
Troy, NY 12180

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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