Smile Politely

Reading with local area authors

Time: Saturday, May 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jane Addams Bookshop
Books will be available for purchase.

Lisa Higgs and Ted Morrissey Reading

Lodestar: A Poetry Chapbook, by Lisa Higgs

The 20 sonnets in the chapbook mark the height of the moon and sound the depth of solitude. Partly a reflection on changes wrought by a new century and partly an exploration of the powerful contradictions inherent in motherhood, these poems seek love in all its guises. Published by Finishing Line Press, an award-winning poetry publisher.

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Men of Winter, a novel by Ted Morrissey

“A complex narrative exploring the poignant themes of love, loss, suffering, and hope. The action of the novel unfolds in the midst of a Russian winter, a world of stinging cold and painful shortages, with the threat of imminent battle looming in the background. Ted Morrissey evokes this wartime environment with deceptive ease. As readers, we begin to care powerfully for Hektr, the journalist-hero, and Helena, his indefatigable companion, as they re-enact the story of Odysseus and his wanderings, the Homeric quest providing a subtext for their picaresque journey into the “northcountry.” ― Dan Guillory, author of The Lincoln Poems and People and Places in the Land of Lincoln

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