Holiday Book Stroll 2016

2016 Holiday Book Stroll authors (left to right): Terry Kitchen, William Martin, Jerry Thornton, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jay Atkinson, Mary Newell DePalma, Kate Clifford Larson, and Dave Wedge.


They sign. You sip. Holiday shopping: Done.

The Friends’ first annual Holiday Book Stroll featured eight authors, willing to chat with all comers and sign copies of their books for purchase. Great for holiday shopping and a wonderful opportunity to get to know local authors, too! The 2016 event included these authors:

Jay Atkinson: Massacre on the Merrimac, Hannah Duston’s Captivity
and Revenge in Colonial America

Mary Newell DePalma: The Nutcracker Doll and more children’s books
Terry Kitchen: Next Big Thing
Kate Clifford Larson: Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
William Martin: The Lincoln Letter
Hank Phillippi Ryan: Say No More, A Jane Ryland Novel
Jerry Thornton: Darkness to Dynasty, The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots
Dave Wedge: Boston Strong, A City’s Triumph over Tragedy

Guest authors Jerry Thornton (left) and Dave Wedge.
Friends Board co-chair Theresa Lynn (right) and author Hank Phillippi Ryan.
William Martin displays Kate Clifford Larson’s book Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter.
A book stroller chats with author Jay Atkinson.
Frequent participant in Friends’ events, Bill Martin again kindly joined us for the Holiday Book Stroll.


Author Jerry Thornton signs a copy of From Darkness to Dynasty for Friends Board member emerita Barbara Van Dyke.
Friends’ Board members Jan Crosby (right) and Bonnie Costello talk with author Terry Kitchen.
Children’s book author Mary Newell DePalma signs a copy of A Grand Old Tree.
Delicious holiday refreshments, too!