Book Launch for Selected Stories by Michael Glenn

Michael Glenn will be reading from his new book Selected Stories, published by Gray Dove Press, at 7 pm on Friday, October 20, 2023 at The Roasted Granola Café, 1346 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA.

With grit, honesty, and a nuanced awareness of relationships, Glenn writes scenes that bear witness to the changing world of the past half-century. His characters are prickly and difficult, caring and kind, young and old. His stories have appeared in The Hudson Review, The Antioch Review, and the anthology Young American Writers.

Selected from the many short stories the author wrote over his long career, while also working as a physician and psychiatrist, factory workers, and community activist, the stories trace characters from all walks of life.

The author will be signing copies of the book, and the cafe will be open to service delicious food and drinks.


Book News

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch in December, 2021, of Grace Street: A Sister’s Memoir of Grief & Gratitude, by Maureen Callahan Smith.

From the first out-of-the-blue diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to her valiant and tender end, Kathy’s story is told by her sister, who accompanied her through it all.

     A story of two sisters at midlife, interwoven with humor and fierce family loyalty as they navigate life and enjoy the markers: a son’s prom night, a beautiful wedding, a family beach day.           

     Smith describes with heartfelt candor the big and small moments that make up a life, in hospital corridors and around the family dinner table, juxtaposing the realities of illness and medical care with family ties and love.

     The story shows us that the effort to keep our hearts open, even while facing the worst, can yield an experience of love and depth of connection that is life at its most meaningful.

Smith draws on her experience as a clinical social worker and her background in meditation and other spiritual traditions to find insight and solace in difficult moments. Somehow, facing the hardest thing she’s ever faced opens her to the deepest gratitude and appreciation of life, with all of its beauty and pain.

Stay tuned for updates on when Grace Street will be available!