Signing with New Hampshire writers Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery

Howard Mansfield is the author of the new book, Turn and Jump, an exploration of time and place. Before Thomas Edison, light and fire were thought to be one and the same. Turns out, they were separate things altogether. This book takes a similar relationship, that of time and place, and shows how they, too, were once inseparable. Here Howard Mansfield explores how our sudden interconnectedness, both physically, as through the railroad, and through inventions like the telegraph, changed our concept of time and place forever.

Writing about preservation, architecture and American history, Howard Mansfield has contributed toThe New York Times, American Heritage, The Washington Post, Historic Preservation, Yankee and other publications. Mansfield has explored issues of preservation in five books, including In the Memory House, of which The Hungry Mind Review said, "Now and then an idea suddenly bursts into flame, as if by spontaneous combustion. One instance is the recent explosion of American books about the idea of place.... But the best of them, the deepest, the widest-ranging, the most provocative and eloquent is Howard Mansfield's In the Memory House."

Sy Montgomery is the author of many books for children about animals, including most recently Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood and most recently, Birdology: Adventures with A Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur. Birdology is a blend of popular science and entertaining stories in an informative personal narrative about birds.

The New York Times has called Sy “equal parts poet and scientist.” An ardent conservationist, she is a board member of the Rainforest Conservation Fund, RESTORE! The North Woods, and the Center for Tropical Conservation as well as a board member of the literary organization, PEN New England.

Event date: 

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

125 Water Street
03833-2456 Exeter