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Seaside Series: Ben Shattuck

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The History of Sound

Ben Shattuck will read from his new short story collection, The History of Sound, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Written with breathtaking humanity and humor, The History of Sound is a love letter to New England, a radiant conversation between past and present, and a moving meditation on the abiding search for home. In the collection’s final story, “Origin Stories,” the protagonist travels through Stonington and visits a woman living on Isle au Haut.

Copies of his books will be available to purchase. The rain venue is SPL, 64 Main Street, Stonington.

Ben Shattuck is also the author of Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, which was a New Yorker Best Book of 2022 and nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he lives in Massachusetts, where he owns the oldest general store in America. Follow Ben on Instagram and read more about him on his website.


July 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Small Cove Park
6 Atlantic Avenue
Stonington, ME 04681
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Stonington Public Library