"Dawnland" w/Tess Callahan 8/30 @ 6pm - Provincetown Public Library

East End Books Ptown Presents: "Dawnland" with Tess Callahan at the Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial Street).

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On a fated summer getaway in Cape Cod, two families on the verge of fracture contend with the secrets of the past in a powerful and moving novel by the author of April & Oliver.

April, her brother-in-law Oliver, and their families reunite in Cape Cod on an exquisite stretch of beach called Dawnland. After eleven summers of building traditions--kayaking, whale watching, bonfires, and ocean swims--this year comes with new threats both on and off the coastline.

Before their marriages, April and Oliver had an intense but disastrous fling that they kept hidden. Although they moved on with their lives, their more recent fiery encounter is getting harder to keep secret--especially as the week unravels, revealing fault lines not only between husbands and wives but between brothers, fathers and sons, and children growing up amid discord and lies. Ground zero for conflict is April's volatile teenage son, Lochlann.

The family structure begins to teeter. Secrets are surfacing. As everyone faces the consequences of their choices, the truth could finally forge them together or tear them apart forever.


Tess Callahan is the author of April & Oliver. Her essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times MagazineWriter's Digest, National Public Radio, AGNINarrative MagazineAWP: The Writer's NotebookNewsdayThe Common, the Best American Poetry blog, and elsewhere. Her TEDx talk on creativity is titled "The Love Affair Between Creativity and Constraint." Tess is a graduate of Boston College and Bennington College Writing Seminars and teaches creative writing and meditation. A dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, she lives with her family and number one life coach: her dog. For more information, visit www.tesscallahan.com.

Event date: 
Friday, August 30, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
356 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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ISBN: 9781662517594
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Published: Little a - September 3rd, 2024

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