Join us to hear NH non-fiction author Geoffrey Douglas read from his new book, The Grifter, the Poet, and the Runaway Train: Stories from a Yankee Writer's Notebook, a collection of his stories written for Yankee.
Compiled over twenty years, these stories range from widely-reported public events, to the smaller, more personal stories of men and women living and facing choices in the six states that comprise New England. From Massachusetts to Maine to New Hampshire to Vermont, this compelling collection tells true tales of “yankee grit.”
Geoffrey Douglas has written for numerous publications- Boston Magazine, The Village Voice, and The Christian Science Monitor among them- and has been a Yankee contributor since the late 1990s. His earlier books, Class, Dead Opposite, The Game of Their Lives, and Classmates were widely reviewed. He has lived the last twenty-plus years in New Hampshire.
For over 20 years, Geoffrey Douglas has written feature-length pieces for Yankee magazine that chronicle extraordinary stories that have taken place in New England. Some have been about public events, widely reported--a Maine town turning against itself under the weight of an influx of Somalis, a fatal fire in Worcester MA, a Vermont reporter's defense of marriage equality.