May 12, 2018
2:00 - 4:00PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for Greg Fields, author of the novel Arc of the Comet on
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Two young men arrive at the same place with vastly different motivations, and their lives intersect through
adulthood, revealing truths about themselves as they respond to the expectations we all face. With themes
reminiscent of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, the trajectories of these two, and those around them, launch in imperfect
Set in Ireland, Southern California, the corridors of power on Capitol Hill and a significant part of the story taking place in New Jersey, primarily at Rutgers, Arc of the Comet is a lyrical, evocative examination of promise, potential and loss. The book explores universal themes in a precise, inspired style that builds upon the work of Niall Williams, Colm Toibin and the best of Pat Conroy, who had offered a jacket quote for the book shortly before his death last year.
Greg Fields has established a reputation as an articulate voice of the human condition. He has won recognition for his written work in presenting the plight of marginalized young people through his tenure at the Global Fund for Children. He has had articles published in the Harvard International Review, as well as numerous periodicals, including The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Greg holds degrees from Rutgers College and the University of Notre Dame.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Arc of the Comet.
May 19, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for Katrina Musto, author of And Then the Phone Rang:
What I’ve Learned About Life, Love, and Lasagna on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Up until the author turned seventeen, her life was pretty average with a nice home and a large extended family that
she saw at least once a week. She was looking forward to graduating and leaving behind the trials of high school
and was eagerly gearing up for the chance to see what awaited her somewhere fresh and unfamiliar. But all that changed on one cold November evening. In a matter of seconds, her life would never be the same, and years later her family would still whisper in hushed tones, "Why? How did this happen to us?" It all started with just a phone call.
Her memoir gives readers a glimpse into how it is truly possible to not only survive, but thrive, when the going gets tough. After a series of unfortunate events, author Katrina Musto wants to help others see that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel and to achieve the life they were meant to live. By sharing how she escaped the hell she lived through, Katrina hopes to help readers understand they are not alone.
Northern New Jersey native, Katrina Musto first began her publishing career at age seventeen for The Daily Record Newspaper as part of their young journalist program where she covered concerts and sporting events as part of their Friday edition. She has written for magazines for many years and now works full-time in healthcare writing grants and proposals.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of And Then the Phone Rang: What I’ve Learned About Life, Love, and Lasagna.