Author Martha McCarty Presents Her Book, Five Island Diaries

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For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
Author Martha McCarty Presents Her Book, Five Island Diaries

On Sunday, January 25, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., local author Martha McCarty will discuss her book Five Island Diaries: Stories of Love Lost and Found.

McCarty, winner of Kansas City’s 2008 Thorpe Menn Award for Five Island Diaries, penned a collection that revisits America between World War II and the war in Vietnam. Twelve linked stories unfold against the blissful summers and brittle winters of a northern landscape that is as contradictory as the heart.

The book is described as “a lively memoir filled with life, love, laughter, and seasoned with tragedy and death, but never sunk by loneliness.”

This event is co-sponsored by Prospero’s Bookstore and Spartan Press. The event is free and a 1:30 p.m. reception precedes the discussion. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online.

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