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Book & Author Event: The Dropper by Ron McLarty - Book Launch!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Barnard Room (3rd Floor)
Ron McLarty (The Memory of Running, Traveler) will return to his native Rhode Island to launch his latest book, The Dropper. JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL BOOK EVENT!
The Dropper is a haunting soliloquy to the harsh and sometimes brutal world our forebears left behind in pursuit of a dream called America. It is also an ode to the often heartrending decisions they were forced to make in leaving some family members—and some part of themselves—behind. And finally, as young Shoe Horn, the novel’s protagonist, grapples blindly with sex until arriving at the maturity to recognize love, it’s also a tender coming-of-age story.
Book sales and book signing to follow.
A native of East Providence, RI, Ron McLarty is a veteran actor, accomplished playwright, prolific audio book narrator and acclaimed novelist. The Memory of Running in the USA and fifteen other countries around the world. In January 2007 his second novel, Traveler was published to critical and popular acclaim. It was also published in the UK as Traveller, in France as Retour a Providence, in Germany as Weil ich dich Nicht Vergessen Kann and a Spanish version titled, Viajero . His 3rd novel, Art in America received national acclaim and his 4th novel, The Dropper is to be published in early 2012 by Cemetery Dance Publications.
As a television actor, McLarty has over 100 appearances to his credit. As a stage actor, McLarty has appeared in numerous productions including starring on Broadway in Moonchildren, Championship Season and Our Country's Good. He has also written dozens of plays, which have been produced across the country.
McLarty is also noted for his body of work as one of the country’s leading audio book narrators having done over 100 titles including the narration of books authored by Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Richard Russo, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, David Baldacci and Scott Turow, among many others.
Street parking is free on Sundays. Discount parking is also available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation at the Circulation Desk.