Set in colonial Massachusetts, The Devil's Elbow follows Jack Parker from his orphan childhood days as an apprentice to a greedy and brutal Boston merchant to the isolated pioneer settlement of Brookfield, where he ends up in the fight of his life to protect the people and place he loves. The knowledge Jack's father gave him, that the measure of a man is how he deals with the worst life can throw at him, the support of the powerful man who becomes his friend, and deep, unshakeable love for the childhood girlfriend who becomes his wife, fuel Jack's determination and will to survive. All Jack has learned on his eight year journey meets its greatest test when he and ninety-eight others are trapped in a four- room tavern for three hot, humid August days, fighting for survival against 400 once-friendly Indians, who are determined to wipe them out and reclaim their land and way of life.
Ed Londergan is a passionate storyteller who enjoys sharing his work with everyone. The Devil's Elbow is his first published novel and already reached #211 in free Kindle sales, and #47 in historical fiction.
He loves to write, is working on a sequel to The Devil's Elbow, is an avid reader and an amateur colonial historian. A graduate of Holy Cross, he lives in Central Massachusetts with his wife Barbara and cat Duncan.
Go Figure: Fifteen Years of Harvey in Worcester Mag is a greatest-hits package of columns — 45 of them, taken from more than 360 — all written during Harvey’s long tenure at Worcester Mag.
“I put it together, mainly because I became a grandparent this year,” she says, adding that this life-defining marker got her “thinking about [her] mortality and how [she] wanted to be remembered,”
Janice Harvey is the senior columnist for Worcester Mag (formerly Worcester Magazine) and a teacher of English Language Arts for the Worcester Public Schools. Over the course of her career as a writer for Worcester Mag, Janice has been a five-time recipient of the New England Newspaper and Press Association’
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