Ogham Art Publishing announces that Connecticut resident and Irish-American author, Christopher Conway, will be appearing at the Monte Cristo Bookstore in New London, CT on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM. He will read selected passages from his new novel, as well as participate in a question and answer session. The event is free to the public and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Regarding the book, Conway says “THE ROAD TO GOD KNOWS WHERE is in many ways my love letter to Ireland. My goal was to write a novel that captured the essences of the Irish-American experience in Ireland. I wanted to tell a story that focused on the people and the culture of Ireland without dealing with the typical themes of Irish stories such as The Famine, The Troubles - alcoholism or abuse. The importance of family is at the heart if my novel."
And on appearing at New London’s newest bookstore, Conway states, “"I'm excited to have been invited to The Monte Cristo Book store in New London to discuss and sign my book. As a 20 year veteran of book selling myself, I am inspired by the excitement Christopher and Gina are creating in their wonderful city".
About the Book:
For American Jimmy Dwyer, the mission to spread his recently deceased father’s ashes off the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland sets in motion a journey of reflection. He travels far north to the town of Killybegs, his family’s ancestral home, in search of his estranged older brother Jack in hopes of bringing him home to be with their ailing mother. Jimmy’s trip up the foreboding coast forces him to reflect on the bittersweet memories of his childhood family vacations to Ireland. With doubts of the future of his family, Jimmy looks to the shadows of the past for answers. The Road to God Knows Where is the first book in The Killybegs Saga.
About the Author:
Christopher Conway was born in New York City. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and has done graduate studies at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and Trinity College, Dublin. He has worked in the book industry and owns his own company, Ogham Art. He has written articles and published photographs in numerous publications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Colleen and son Desmond. The Road to God Knows Where is his first novel.
About the Monte Cristo Bookshop:
The Monte Cristo Bookshop is a new 2500 sq ft new, used and independently owned bookstore located in the Historic Waterfront District in downtown New London. Owned and operated by husband and wife, Christopher and Gina Jones, it opened in December 2012. It used crowd-funding to raise initial capital. It has been featured in various media outlets for its innovative social media implementation and community focused approach to bookselling. It is a New York Times reporting store. Monte Cristo Bookshop is located at 13 Washington Street, New London.
About Ogham Art:
Ogham Art is a Connecticut based Irish Gift Company offering an exclusive line of prints, jewelry, stationery and other gift items using Ogham - the ancient Irish alphabet. Custom prints and tattoo designs are available. Their work has been featured by Canadian Celtic Band ENNIS, actress Catherine Bell (JAG, Army Wives) who proudly wears an Ogham tattoo of her son’s name on her forearm.
For the author: Christopher Conway
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