New fiction by author and UB professor Eric Lehman

New fiction by author and UB professor Eric Lehman

Shadows of Paris, an exploration of love and transgression, will be released on August 2


Eric Lehman, who has predominantly written historical and personal guides to Connecticut’s various communities, has turned to fiction with his latest book, Shadows of Paris, which will be released on August 2.

Described as “beautifully written” and “heart touching,” Shadows of Paris (Homebound Publications), Lehman’s novella explores romance and relationships within the backdrop of the city of love, Paris.

“I wrote most of the book on my honeymoon in Paris,” said Lehman, who directs the Creative Writing at the University of Bridgeport’s Department of English. “So, it’s a love story, but it’s also filled with sin and death, literature and art, and maybe the possibility of redemption.”

Lehman is the author of twelve books of history, travel, and fiction including an Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut, Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History the Foundation of Summer, and Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London.

His essays, reviews, poems and short stories have appeared in The Wayfarer, Gastronomica, Venture magazine, Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal, Post Road Review, and Strong Verse, among dozens of other magazines and journals. At UB, Lehman edits the student literary magazineGroundswell and The Commons faculty essay series.

Lehman lives in Connecticut with wife, poet and fellow UB English Professor Amy Nawrocki. They often honeymoon in Paris.

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