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

A stunning debut novel of brutality and survival on the Southern Front of World War I.


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