OLD FORGE — New York Times best selling author Alison McGhee will give a book presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Old Forge Library. Her novel, “Never Coming Back,” is set in Old Forge. It explores the relationship between a mother and daughter on the brink of reconnecting, even as they must both come to terms with the mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s.
McGhee writes for all ages in all forms, from novels to poems to books for children. Her Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, “Shadow Baby,” was a Today Show Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, “Someday,” was a top New York Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and she has won dozens of fellowships and awards, including four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel medal, Loft artist fellowships, a Christopher Award, a MacDowell residency and several American Library Association awards.
McGhee grew up south of Old Forge, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, has three grown children and lives a semi-nomadic life in Minneapolis, Vermont and California. Her most recent book is “What I Leave Behind,” which debuted May 15. Another Adirondack novel, tentatively titled Choose, will be published in the fall of 2019.
Books will be available for purchase and author’s signing after McGhee’s presentation.