Book signing with author and UB creative writing professor Eric Lehman on June 30

Eric. D. Lehman, author of numerous books on Connecticut history and a professor of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport, will read from his first book of fiction, The Foundation of Summer, on 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, at the Enfield Public Library.

It is located at 104 Middle Road, Enfield, CT.

Released earlier this month by Homebound Publications, The Foundation of Summer is populated by individuals whose personal quests to achieve something greater than themselves are instantly recognizable: A chef competes in a high-stakes culinary competition. Trackers chase each other through the autumn woods. Men in speed boats race heedlessly off the coast of moneyed Westport, Connecticut. Despite their obsessions, or perhaps because of them, Lehman’s characters are both fearless and vulnerable, at times reprehensible, and more often than not, wholly sympathetic.

The Foundation of Summer was released in May by Homebound Publications, publisher of Lehman’s previous books, including: A History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant, Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut, Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London, and Connecticut Town Greens: History of the State’s Common Centers.

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