There will be a reading from BLACK TOM on Sunday, March 11th at 1pm in the Blue Comet Auditorium at Liberty State Park. Author Patrice Hannon will read from her novel about Jersey City and the terrible events of the Black Tom explosions. The reading will be followed by a book signing where patrons may buy a copy or bring their own to be signed by the author.
Ms. Hannon is the author of BLACK TOM: A NOVEL OF SABOTAGE IN NEW YORK HARBOR, DEAR JANE AUSTEN: A HEROINE’S GUIDE TO LIFE AND LOVE (Plume, 2007), and 101 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JANE AUSTEN (Adams Media, 2007). The last won the Jane Austen’s Regency World Award for “Best New Regency Know-How Book,” presented by The Jane Austen Centre in Bath. Patrice holds a B.A. from Saint Peter’s College and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, both in English. During her nine years of full-time college teaching, she taught Austen’s novels and the works of other great writers to hundreds of students at several colleges, including Rutgers, Vassar College, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She has also taught literature classes at Makor, a branch of the 92nd Street Y in New York, and at The Morgan Library, where she was invited to lead the museum’s first reading group, initiated in conjunction with its stunning exhibition, “A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy.”