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Author Event: Ned Bachus, 'Mortal Things'

Author Event: Ned Bachus, 'Mortal Things' In-Person

The Blue Hill Public Library is sponsoring an author talk with local author Ned Bachus for his new book Mortal Things on Thursday, May 25 at 7PM in the library's Howard Room. 

In 1989 Philadelphia, Sarah is a eager to draw her boyfriend Mike, a groundskeeper with a haunted past, deeper into her world. They both form an unlikely relationship with elderly Domenic, a neighborhood barber. A series of crises and secrets threatens the fragile balance Sarah, Mike, and Domenic have created, and soon they find themselves grappling with the meaning of family and class, loyalty and faith. Told in alternating perspectives against the vibrant backdrop of one of Philadelphia’s most distinctive neighborhoods, Mortal Things is a powerful reflection on the ties that can bind or break us.

Ned Bachus’s collection of short stories, City of Brotherly Love, was awarded the 2013 Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. The recipient of two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, his 2017 book, Open Admissions: What Teaching at Community College Taught Me About Learning, was the product of his nearly four-decade career at Community College of Philadelphia, where he won multiple teaching awards. Ned holds a BA from Temple University, an MA from Gallaudet University, and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born in Quebec and raised in Philadelphia, he lives in Camden, Maine.

This program is free and open to all. For more information or with questions, please contact Kayleigh at kayleigh.thomas@bhpl.net or call the library at 374-5515.

Thursday, May 25, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Howard Room
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Kayleigh Thomas

Assistant Director
(207) 374-5515 x11.