Novelist Jennifer Haigh to appear

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Tickets still available for Beyond the Book event

Award-winning novelist Jennifer Haigh will appear at the Nashua Public Library on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. She is the author of Heat and Light, the 2017 selection of the Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program.

Jennifer will be interviewed on stage by Lisa Allen, and a question and answer session will follow. Toadstool Books will sell copies of the author’s books for signing.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available at and at the front desk in the library.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust.

Private reception

The Friends of the Library will hold a private reception for its members at 6 p.m. before the public presentation. If you are not a member and wish to attend the private reception, join online or at the front desk in the library.

Once you are a Friends member and have purchased your $10 ticket to the presentation, RSVP for the private reception by email  or phone (603-589-4610) by  October 10.

About Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh is the critically acclaimed author of five novels (Heat and Light, Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, and Mrs. Kimble) and a collection of short stories (News From Heaven). Her work has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut

2017 Nashua Reads author Jennifer Haigh.

2017 Nashua Reads author Jennifer Haigh.

fiction, the PEN/L.L. Winship Award, the PEN/New England Award in Fiction, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She has also published short stories in The Atlantic, Granta, and The Best American Short Stories.

A graduate of Dickinson College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jennifer now lives in the Boston area.

About the book

Heat and Light is set in the fictional town of Bakerton in western Pennsylvania. Once a prosperous coal town, Bakerton sees its fortunes decline as the mines close down. Years later, natural gas companies descend on the town, eager to offer residents big money in return for drilling rights to their land. But some of those who sign on get more than they bargained for when fracking disrupts the natural environment—and personal relationships—in the close-knit community.

Get your copy nowHeat and Light book jacket

The library has over 80 copies of Heat and Light, including print, e-book, audio on CD, and downloadable audio versions. Call (603) 589-4611 to reserve a copy.

Arrangements for the appearance of Jennifer Haigh were made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.