AUTHORTALK WITH ARIEL SWAN – AUTHOR OF THE NIGHTINGALE BONES
Thursday, January 29th at 7:00
The APL’s first AuthorTalk of 2015 features local author Ariel Swan, who has written the novel, The Nightingale Bones. It is the tale of Alice Towne, a young woman who has the ability to smell the memories of the dead. When she agrees to do a favor for her mother and finds herself the caretaker of an old house in Hawthorne, she hopes to come to terms with her curse in solitude.
Hawthorne is beautiful and quaint, filled with history and an air of enchantment. Everyone in town seems to have a secret to share or to hide. The house is anything but empty and the odor of peppermint lingers in every corner. When Alice unearths the bones of an infant in the Colonial Era cellar, she knows she must learn the truth of what happened on While Hill, if she ever wants to understand herself.
The Nightingale Bones was inspired by a minor notation in F.G. Howes’, History of Ashfield regarding a man named Samuel Nightingale who was “refused burial because he was believed to be a wizard and in league with the devil.”
For more information, visit www.ArielSwan.com. Please call 789-1550 x4 or go online to www.agawamlibrary.org to register for this event. Books will be available for purchase and signing.