Monday, October 17, 2011
200 at book launch party! And the reviews are coming in...
Some 200 people came out on a beautiful fall afternoon Oct. 16 for the launch party at Salve Regina University's Pell Center. I signed 100 books -- after that, the publisher ran out. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke, along with Congressman David Cicilline; all were greatly influenced by Pell. Also speaking were grandsons Nick and Clay Pell, and Salve president Sister Gerety and Chancellor Sister Antone. I did a reading. The wine flowed and the food, including cucumber sandwiches, was scrumptious.
Meanwhile, reviews are starting to come in, including from Publisher's Weekly. They're good. Links to them can be found at the official book site's reviews page.
Upcoming events include a reading at signing at Newport's Redwood Library, Nov. 17, and a presentation at the Nov. 30 Pecha Kucha in Providence. Details soon.