ROCKPORT — Consecration Pond, first book by Rockport author Laura Bonazzoli, will launch Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m., in the outdoor bandstand at Norton Pond, Route 52, Lincolnville.
The eleven linked stories in Laura Bonazzoli’s collection take place in and around the same pond in rural Maine. There, a burn victim seeks forgiveness from her husband’s ghost, a retired teacher struggles to make sense of his neighbor’s death, and a boy’s self-imposed rite of passage nearly costs him his life. Together, these and other stories offer a meditation on the nature of wisdom, the risks and gifts of allowing ourselves to be seen, and the challenge of creating meaning in the wake of loss.
The launch and reading will take place beside a Maine pond; Bonazzoli will be sharing excerpts from Consecration Pond.
Laura Bonazzoli’s short stories, personal essays, and poetry have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and several anthologies. She has also published widely in the areas of science and health. For more information about Bonazzoli, please visit www.laurabonazzoli.com.
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The launch is free and open to everyone. No reservation necessary. Refreshments will be served.