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7/14/2016 - Book Talk and Signing featuring author Jacqueline Sheehan

MEDIA RELEASE, July 14, 2016, Southbury, CT

Book Talk and Signing featuring author Jacqueline Sheehan

Best-selling author Jacqueline Sheehan will conduct a book talk on her latest novel, The Center of the World on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00pm in the Southbury Public Library’s Kingsley Room. Her talk will be followed by a book signing and books will be available from the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. To register, call Reference Department at 203-262-0626 x130 or register in library at the Reference Desk.

The Center of the World is an evocative and emotionally compelling novella about a mother and her adopted daughter who each embark on a journey of self-discovery in the wake of a stunning revelation. As mother and daughter confront the damage done by years of dangerous yet necessary deceptions, they discover how much love, hope, and happiness may still remain—if they have the courage to face their past.

Jacqueline Sheehan is the bestselling author of five novels: The Comet’s Tale, a novel about Sojourner Truth, Lost & Found, Now & Then, and Picture This. Her novels are published in more than eight countries. She is a psychologist and her novels are woven with psychological mystery and background.

Jacqueline was born in Southbury, Connecticut and lived in Southbury for the first 25 years of her life. Jacqueline considers herself a New Englander at heart, but spent 20 years living out west in California, Oregon, and New Mexico, sometimes employed as a journalist, house painter, photographer, and director of a Traveling Troupe of high school puppeteers. Jacqueline teaches at international writing retreats in Guatemala, Jamaica, Ireland, and the UK. She has been awarded writing fellowships at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and at Jentel Arts in Wyoming. Her sixth novel, THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE, will be published in 2017. She has started working on her next novel, which may be set in a fictional Southbury.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 140