Andrew Krivak, The Signal Flame

Rescheduled due to weather, to Wednesday, March 1st, 5:30 p.m.

Join Gibson's Bookstore as we present the stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak (The Sojourn)— a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War, in The Signal Flame.

“Krivák’s story and characters are mythic. His prose is spare, but his portrait of a little-known mountain region ‘rife with stones and rattlesnakes’ is compelling, beautiful, and ennobling.” —Booklist, starred review

“With studied language and a strong sense of place, Krivak elucidates how family structures and narratives fractured, maintained, and evolved between World Wars I and the Vietnam War.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Bleak but breathtaking . . . it’s Krivak’s gorgeous prose and deep grasp of the relationship between longing and loss that make this book such a stunner.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A simple story, on its face, but full of resounding depths: a dark commemoration of a dark time but offering the slim hope that things will get better.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Signal Flame Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 24th, 2017

The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak--a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.


The Sojourn Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781934137345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - April 19th, 2011

The Sojourn, finalist for the National Book Award and winner of both the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and inaugural Chautauqua Prize, is the story of Jozef Vinich, who was uprooted from a 19th-century mining town in Colorado by a family tragedy and returns with his father to an impoverished shepherd's life in rural Austria-Hungary.


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