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Author Program: Massacre on the Merrimack by Jay Atkinson

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Please join the Nevins Library for  the launch of  Jay Atkinson’s newest book
MASSACRE ON THE MERRIMACK:   Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America

on September 11, 2015, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments will be served and an author signing will follow the reading.

 “A strong sense of place and vivid narration….Atkinson’s storytelling skills are superb.” —Publishers Weekly

“Jay Atkinson is one of my favorite writers, and Massacre on the Merrimack, detailing an  important yet little-known episode of captivity and revenge in colonial-era Massachusetts, benefits from his accomplished writing and keen-eyed historical perspective.” —Chuck Hogan, author of The Town

“A riveting and thrilling narrative of savagery, murder, and revenge…Atkinson also provides a nuanced perspective on the deeply troubling relationship between whites and Indians during the early years of the American experience. This book is an excellent read.” —Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan and Fur, Fortune, and Empire

Jay Atkinson is the author of 8 books. His first book, Caveman Politics, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program selection; Ice Time was a Publishers Weekly Notable Book of the Year and a New England Independent Bookseller’s Association bestseller; and Legends of Winter Hill spent seven weeks on the Boston Globe hardcover bestseller list.  Atkinson teaches writing at Boston University. He grew up hearing Hannah Duston’s story in his hometown of Methuen, Massachusetts, which was part
of Haverhill until 1726.

Books will be availabe for purchase  Click here to sign up for this program

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