Susanne Davis - The Appointed Hour - Meet & Greet
River Bend Bookshop presents a meet & greet with Susanne Davis, author of The Appointed Hour. This collection of short stories illustrates rural life in Connecticut, showing how several generations of people forgotten by society have stuggled and perservered. Sure to be thought-provoking, this free event is open to the public.
About Susanne Davis
Susanne Davis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she teaches creative writing at Trinity College and the University of Connecticut. Her stories have been featured in the Notre Dame Review and American Short Fiction, and she is a past winner of the Hemingway First Novel Competition (1995), a finalist for the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award (2003), and the runner-up in the University of Kentucky Press New Poetry and Prose Series competition (2015).
About The Appointed Hour
In these luminous interconnected stories, Susanne Davis crafts characters whose roots run deep into the land. A woman experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder finds her voice in communion with other women. A Mayflower descendant wrestles with the legacy of a controversial ancestral monument. A tattoo artist fights for the passionate dream of his art. A couple confronts the foundation of their marriage when faced with a terminal diagnosis. Caroline Leavitt, New York Times Best Selling Author of Pictures of You calls the book "A shatteringly original collection of short stories from an extraordinary writer."