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Living in Cemeteries with Author Corey Farrenkopf

July 16 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Join author and former Sturgis librarian Corey Farrenkopf for a reading and conversation about his new book, Living in Cemeteries.

Corey will be interviewed by “Maestro of the Macabre” and friend of the Library, Gregory Williams.

The reading and conversation will be followed by a signing provided by Titcomb’s Bookshop.

About the book:
Dave Gallagher mows the lawns and digs the graves at cemeteries in his hometown on Cape Cod. He also keeps the peace between the ghosts inhabiting those cemeteries. In the world of Living in Cemeteries, wrongdoing is atoned for by a person’s descendants. Spirits decapitate relatives of serial killers and lay pox blankets over men responsible for the Trail of Tears. The only way Dave can learn of his pre-ordained death is by traveling the New England countryside, visiting haunted cemeteries, asking familial ghosts what fate has in store. A gruesome death, or a happily-ever-after with his longtime girlfriend, Jessica? Marauding Spirit-whipped bulls and deadly nightshade, a doomed roommate and a wayward crypt-sleeper each derail Dave’s path to understanding, but nothing presents more of a challenge than his silent, long dead father. The man’s refusal to speak leaves Dave wondering what evils his parents committed. How dark is the shade cast by his family tree? The only way to find out is to speak to the dead, but Dave’s not always going to like the answers he receives.