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What: Reading from my latest novel

Place: Toad Hall Bookstore, 47 Main Street

Where: Rockport, Massachusetts, USA

When: 7 pm

Info: 978-546-7323



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Reading rescheduled


The reading which I was to have given at Toad Hall Bookstore here in Rockport has been rescheduled at the same place, 47 Main Street, Rockport, Mass., on Thursday, March 20th at 7 pm.  I apologize to anyone who wanted to come to the last reading but couldn’t when it was canceled due to that day’s storm, and hope that we have no more snowstorms this time (enough, winter, enough!), so if you’re free that evening, please attend.  Count this reading as part of the celebration to welcome back spring, which begins–so the calendar says–that day.

I will be reading, as I had planned to before, from my latest novel, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush, on sale at Toad Hall.  And I’ll be glad to sign your copy!


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Reading tonight canceled

Sorry, everyone!  Due to today’s blizzard (yes, the snow is very thick in the air in Rockport right now), my reading scheduled for tonight at Toad Hall Books has just been canceled.  I hope it can be rescheduled for another time soon.  I’ll let you know!

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Rockport Reading


Thursday, February 13th, at 7 pm, I will be giving a reading from my latest novel, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush, at my local (and favorite) bookstore, Toad Hall Books, here in Rockport, Massachusetts.  If you’re around, come on by!


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Reading in Vermont

From the Blake Memorial Library of East Corinth, Vermont:

(If you’re nearby, please attend if you can!)

Reading: Local Author Jonathan Strong

Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 7:00 pm

Strong will read from and discuss the process of writing his most recent book Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush, his fourteenth novel. Jonathan has taught at the Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury College, Tufts, Harvard, U Mass Boston, and Wellesley. Originally from Illinois, he now lives in Rockport, MA and Corinth, VT.

Here’s a link to the library’s website:



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Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush

My latest novel, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush, has just been published.  It’s a paperback from Pressed Wafer Books.  You can order it from your local bookstore or through SPD Books, at this web address:

A very brief summary, from SPD:  Christopher Parish, a former  high school history teacher, confronts  the Balkanization of his once settled  life.  As he works to created a  Serb-Croatian-Slovene historical atlas  for an online site his personal life  begins to resemble the constantly  redrawn Balkan boundaries.

It’s also about a recently divorced man who falls in love with the wrong woman–and much more, I hope…

cover, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbush

cover, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbush

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Cambridge, Mass. Reading with Sebastian Stuart

Today, Thursday, January 19th, I will be reading with author Sebastian Stuart at Porter Square Books at Porter Square Shopping Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 7 pm.  If you’re in the area, stop by!

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