Thursday, July 9, 2015

Local Author, Stan Maron to visit the Holyoke Public Library



Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. as we continue our Conversations with Local Authors Series. Stan Maron, with his new book.

Stan Maron's New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners is a moving and intense memoir, a look back that begins in the 1940s. As a working-class Jewish kid growing up on the New Jersey shore, Maron lived in a violent, dysfunctional household. Life in his family’s Asbury Park home was tumultuous, with little money and frequent spats. But the central issue of the book is a mystery that has haunted him for more than seventy years...Maron’s ultimate take-away is poignant: “The past is like a cemetery; we can visit if we want or we can abandon it and let the weeds grow. But whatever mysteries lie beneath those headstones, we can’t let them kill our dreams.”

It took Maron many decades to learn this lesson. In addition, hindsight taught him another valuable caveat: “It’s not where you come from, it’s where you’re going that counts.”

Stan Maron will be at the Holyoke Public Library to read from and sign copies of his work, published by Hardball Press.

The event is free and open to the public; copy of the book is available at the Library to borrow and read before the event on Saturday, July 25th.

These events are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library. 


After our discussion, Stan will sign books. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own.

For more information and registration, call 413-420-8101.

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