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2 authors at the Toadstool

Two local writers will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on May 24.

Tory McCagg of Dublin, author of “Bittersweet Manor,” will be at the bookstore at 2 p.m. to sign and discuss her newly published novel.

After a four-month estrangement from her family, 32-year-old Emma Michaels visits The Harbor View Assisted Living Home to tell her grandmother, Gussie, that she has made a decision: she s going to sell the family property, her inheritance. Sitting on the dock of Poquatuck Village, Conn., looking across the harbor to their family’s longtime home, the two women debate Emma’s choice. Will Emma let go of the past to make room for the future though doing so will destroy the only thing her grandmother holds dear?

McCagg earned a Master of Fine Arts from Emerson College’s writing program in 1989. Her thesis and novel “Shards” won the Graduate Dean’s Award. She is an accomplished flutist and divides her time between Rhode Island and New Hampshire. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, “Darwin’s View: One Breath After Midnight” and a novel with the working title “Mother Daze.”

Author Richard Estes will be at the Toadstool at 11 a.m. to discuss and sign his new book “The Gnu’s World: Serengeti Wildebeest Ecology And Life History.”

The book is a synthesis of 50 years researching the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. Known for its epic annual migration, the wildebeest’s social organization, unique reproductive system, and life history are detailed in his book.

For a larger look at Este’s book, see the news section of today’s issue.

Estes resides in Peterborough and is also the author of “The Behavior Guide To African Mammals” and “The Safari Companion: A Guide To Watching African Mammals.”

Both events are free and all are welcome. For more information, call the bookstore at 924-3543.

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