Reading

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

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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

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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:

http://blakememorial.org

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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:

http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781940396002/hawkweed-and-indian-paintbrush.aspx

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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Reading at the Bar on A

Today, Saturday, January 14th, 2012, I will be giving a reading from my latest book, More Light, at the Bar on A (E. 11th Street and Avenue A) in Manhattan, New York City, at 4 pm.  If you happen to be in the area, it would be nice to see you there!

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Readings to come and more

Lots of news!  And lots of links.

My latest novel, More Light, is now out from Quale Press, available here:

http://www.quale.com/More_JS.html

Next month, on Saturday, January 14th, 2012, I will be giving a reading from More Light at the Bar on A (E. 11th Street and Avenue A) in Manhattan, New York City, at 4 pm.  If you happen to be in the area, it would be nice to see you there!

Here’s their website:

http://site.baronanewyork.com/Events.html

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

Here’s their website for the event:

http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/jonathan-strong-and-sebastian-stuart-more-light-and-dead-any-other-name

Lastly, there is a nice article about my work by Prof. James Morrison in the Fall 2011 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review, available here:

http://www.michiganquarterlyreview.com/

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More Light

More Light cover

More Light, my latest novel and twelfth volume published, has just been published by Quale Press.  You may find it at these fine websites (among others) and maybe even at a bookstore near you.  (I recommend ordering it from your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore.)

Quale

http://www.quale.com/More_JS.html

Small Press Distributors

http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781935835042/more-light.aspx?rf=1

Notes on the book:

More Light is a musical fantasia, in major and minor keys, of the generations at a crossroads and how the stories within our stories weave about us as we grow and change and remember. Iva Sturtevant, a soprano of some repute in provincial European opera houses, has returned to her childhood home to tend her ailing parents. Iva’s brother, Leo Sturtevant, who has never left Josephine, Illinois, has recently been dismissed from his social service job, suspected of inappropriate behavior. Now, awaiting the inevitable disappearance of the oldest generation, Iva entertains Leo with tales from her obscure romantic operas, and Leo entices his big sister to read an old 1960s paperback about the world’s last heterosexual, a novel dear to him for its mirror image of his own plight in a tiny rural town. This old novel even inspires Leo to write something himself, in secret, a mystery story about twin boys, one of them accused of a violent crime.

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December 12, 2011 · 5:35 pm