Black Diamond Fall, with Joseph Olshan

Monday, September 24th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Novelist Joseph Olshan visits Gibson's Bookstore to present his newest work, Black Diamond Fall!

From the acclaimed author of Clara's Heart and Cloudland comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses. Luc Flanders has just finished playing a game of pond hockey with his college roommates when he realizes he has lost something precious and goes back to the ice to find it. He never returns, and the police department in Middlebury, Vermont are divided in their assessment of what may have happened to him. Some feel that Flanders left on his own accord and is deliberately out of touch. Others, including detectives Nick Jenkins and Helen Kennedy, suspect that harm may have come to him. As the search for Luc Flanders widens and intensifies, suspicions about several different people, including his Middlebury College roommates and ex-girlfriend arise. Unfortunately, Sam Solomon an older man with whom Luc has been having a secret relationship, cannot prove his whereabouts during the hours when the younger man may have disappeared and Solomon, too, comes under suspicion. As Luke Flanders disappears, the Robert Frost house near the Middlebury campus is vandalized. And there seems to be a link between the two events that the police are determined to discover. Alternating points of view between Luc Flanders Sam Solomon, Luc's mother and detective Nick Jenkins, BLACK DIAMOND FALL races to a disturbing and astonishing conclusion in a lush, literary mystery that could only come from the mind of acclaimed author Joseph Olshan.

About the author: Joseph Olshan is the award-winning author of ten novels including Cloudland, Nightswimmer, and The Conversion. He is the Editorial Director of Delphinium Books and spends most of the year in Vermont.

Event date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
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45 Sout
Concord, NH 03303
Black Diamond Fall Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781947993341
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Published: Polis Books - September 18th, 2018

From the acclaimed author of CLARA'S HEART and CLOUDLAND comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses.


Nightswimmer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781451667196
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 2nd, 2011

The author of Clara’s Heart crafts a vivid mosaic of the passions and pressures of gay life in New York City as two men find their all-consuming affair threatened by the cynicism of mutual friends and memories of lost love. Nominated for the Lambda Award.


Cloudland Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250021571
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 26th, 2013

A stunning literary thriller set in rural Vermont from Joseph Olshan, the much praised author of Nightswimmer and Clara's Heart


Clara's Heart Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781883285579
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Published: Delphinium - July 9th, 2013

The Conversion: A Novel Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780312565565
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 23rd, 2009

Russell Todaro, a young American translator, moves to Paris to take stock of his life and goals only to further lose himself in the surprising twists fate has in store for him. One night, two men waving guns and knives break and enter their Paris hotel room, terrorizing Russell and his much older companion, a famous American poet named Edward Cannon.


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