BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
Friday, November 9, 2018
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue, Gainesville 32601
American River: Confluence
A Novel by Mallory M. O’Connor
Book Three of the American River Trilogy
Trilogy Celebrates the American River’s Cultural Heritage
American River: Confluence, Book Three of the American River Trilogy, is the culmination of a compelling historical drama about the lives, loves, triumphs and sacrifices of the descendants of three immigrant families who settled along California’s American River, and who are called upon to put aside a decade full of grievances and betrayals to save the history and legacy of their ancestral home, Mockingbird Valley Ranch.
Award-winning author Mallory O’Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. Raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, she spent her childhood exploring the land along the river, and the diverse cultures that were drawn to this beautiful and historic place.
Author talk and book-signing,
Friday, November 9, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Matheson History Museum,
513 University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
Copies will also be available for purchase at the event.
Praise for the American River Trilogy
“O’Connor’s writing is lyrical and bold, suffused with the sensibility of painters and pianists. She is a master of still-life renderings of meadow, mountain and mood, and of sheer action … A meditation in novel form on the agonies and ecstasies of the great American experiment at a crucible moment.”
– Greg Dawson, Author of Busted in Bloomington and Hiding in the Spotlight
“The complex relationships and family crises effectively parallel the turbulence of the era that provides the backdrop for addictive melodrama.”
– Kirkus Review
“O’Connor’s talents in keeping track of the threads of major plot lines enable her to map individual experiences onto a national epic.”
– Blazing World, OnlineBookClub.org
“American River: Currents has a most urgent message for everyone living in today’s turbulent times where immigration issues are on everyone’s lips. The book is a strong reminder that we are all the same people, united on this lonely planet, Earth.”
– Kislany, OnlineBookClub.org
“Filled with descriptions of the beauty and grace of some of the United States’ greatest cities and areas, [this] is a true American story. As it delves into the realities of the various divides Americans coped with in the sixties, readers will be rooting for O’Connor’s characters [whose] voices, personalities, and lifestyles are so unique, memorable, and engaging that it is nearly impossible to forget them.”
– The Book Review Directory