THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Friday Feb 1 SHARON SHORT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1; 7 PM SHARON SHORT will introduce her new novel, My One Square Inch of Alaska. Inspired with the immensely successful promotion in the 1950s of giving away one square inch of the untamed Yukon Territory with the...
  2. Tuesday Feb 5 DANIEL STASHOWER TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5; 7 PM DANIEL STASHOWER will introduce The Hour of Peril, a nonfiction account of a true plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861 as he was on his way through Baltimore to Washington for his inauguration....
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SHARON SHORT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1; 7 PM

SHARON SHORT will introduce her new novel, My One Square Inch of Alaska. Inspired with the immensely successful promotion in the 1950s of giving away one square inch of the untamed Yukon Territory with the purchase of a cereal, Sharon took that concept and fashioned this unique novel about two siblings, Donna and Will. In it, Will wants to earn a deed to one square inch of the Alaskan Territory through a cereal company and TV show promotion. At first Donna thinks that is silly, but when Will becomes ill, she decides to help him fulfill his dream to actually visit his land. Thus begins their adventure of driving to Alaska with their dog. In so doing, she learns to reconnect with her own dreams and to understand how the unfulfilled dreams of those around her impacted her family’s life and tragic past.

Sharon Short, who lives in the Dayton area, is a columnist for the Dayton Daily News, the author of several mystery novels, and the Director of Antioch Writers Workshop.

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