Today I was able to return to Essex Books at Gather for a book reading and signing by author Eric D. Lehman.
|Essex Books at Gather, author Eric D. Lehman (L) and Sue McCann (R), owner of Essex Books|
Eric's latest book, "Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History", is a wonderful homage to our beautiful state of Connecticut.
|Photo Source: Homebound Publications|
There is definitely something to be said for slowing down and looking at the beauty around you when you amble around our great state!
He read some of his favorite passages from the book, and the reading was followed by a lively and interesting discussion with the audience. So many of the people shared their love of CT. Of note is that even when Connecticut isn't their native state, something draws them back to our beloved area.
|Eric reads some of his favorite passages from Afoot in Connecticut|
As the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Bridgeport, Eric crafts his sentences into beautiful ribbons exploring the paths and trails through our great state.
"Connecticut is often the most overlooked state of the New England states. Other states have higher mountains, grander beaches, more famous cities. Other states in the area have become famous, while we linger in relative obscurity, caught between the city-pinchers of Boston and New York. But it is that very obscurity that leaves our state so precious for the walker. Instead of giant parks or famous resorts, we have quiet country lanes and villages." (Lehman 2).
Eric is also the author of two other books on Connecticut available at Essex Books and other outlets, A History of Connecticut Wine and A History of Connecticut Food.
If you have a chance, pick up Eric's book and join him on his Connecticut walking tour.
You won't regret it!
Are you interested in meeting with Eric?
He will be at the Mohegan Sun Author's Trail on September 19.2013.
For more information on the Author's Trail click HERE
Essex Books frequently hosts speaker series with local authors.
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