Monday, November 12, 2012

Hudson in Literature

There have been quite a few novels set in Hudson over the years, and several of the novelists have seen fit to call their fictionalized Hudson by a different name. In 1850, in the novel that gives this blog its name, Alice B. Neal called Hudson Rivertown; in 1997, in The Illusionist, Dinitia Smith called Hudson Sparta; and in 2008, in The Spirit of the Place, Samuel Shem (a.k.a. Dr. Stephen Bergman), called his old hometown Columbia. 

Now there's a new novel, by local writer Patrick Delaney, with a very contemporary plot and a new name for Hudson: Riverland. The novel, which is described as "a combination of literary fiction and commercial fiction," is called April Showers. Delaney will be reading from the novel on Sunday, November 18, at 2 p.m., at the Hudson Chautauqua, 49A Eighth Street.

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