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3/18/2013 - Author Talk with Bob Steel Author of The Curse: Big Time Gamblings Seduction of a Small New England Town


Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will visit the APL on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 to discuss his novel, The Curse: Big Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.  The novel is set against the casino gambling explosion that hit Connecticut during the 1990’s, when the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans build the world’s two largest casinos within eight miles of each other.  The story revolves around a family’s battle to stop developers from building a third casino that threatens the family’s town and ancestral home. 


Steele’s novel comes at a time when Massachusetts is in the media spotlight during the process of selecting sites for three casinos.  Fore more information, please visit www.rhsteele.com.  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.


To register, please call the Agawam Library at 789-1550 x4 or go online at www.agawamlibrary.org


The author will hold an additional event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00-1:00 at Hubbard Memorial Library in Ludlow.  Reservations can be made for their event at 583-3408.