John Scalzi signed books!

The Hugo Award winner and author of the new novel "Lock In" joined us on 9/16 and left us with many signed copies of Redshirts and Lock In!

"Rime of the Ancient Underwriter: How I Stowed the Day Job and Went to Sea" with Jim Salmon

10/04/2012 7:00 pm

Thursday October 4th, 2012, 7 p.m.

We all have those days, the days when we think to ourselves: "I wish I could just get away from it all." Jim Salmon, author of Rime of the Ancient Underwriter, did much more than think these words in 2000 when he left his job as an insurance underwriter and embarked on a nineteen-month trip around the world. Rime of the Ancient Underwriter is the personal account of his journey on board the Picton Castle, a three-masted barque sailing out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Jim weathered storms at sea and stormy relations aboard ship, tramped through a steamy Panamanian jungle, climbed the rarified summit of Kilimanjaro, and tracked wildlife on the high plains of East Africa and the Australian Outback. There are pirates and a mutiny, but mostly his account is about people, places, and the human condition as seen through the eyes of a corporate exec turned seafarer. These lively, witty and inclusive stories invite readers to explore their own uncharted waters.

Jim Salmon, whose ancestors were also seafarers, lives in New Hampshire and continues to stay close to the water, spending his summers as a part-time schooner captain.

author Jim Salmon

 

Location: 
Street:
27 S Main St
Additional:
City:
Concord
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Province:
New Hampshire
Postal Code:
03301
Country:
United States

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Bookstore events for the rest of September

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 PM      Local author and teacher Bishop O'Connell joins us to present his new fantasy novel, The Stolen, in which faeries not only kidnap mortal children but have traded in their ancient swords and horses for modern guns and sports cars. (Note time)
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 PM     Mike Morin, a legendary figure in New Hampshire radio history, tells us all about his over four decades on the air in Fifty Shades of Radio.  Collected from his humor columns in the Nashua Telegraph, these stories include receiving death threats and naked pictures from elderly women (we hope not in the same envelope), being buried alive, and many more. 
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