Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Book Signing at Camphill Hudson

On Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m., Billy Shannon will be signing copies of his book Hudson Rvier Zeitgeist: Interviews from 2015 in the Solaris Gift Shop at Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street.

Shannon (center) with Bill Rosecan and Elias | Photo: Jon Crispin
Shannon's book is a collection of seventeen interviews with long-time residents of Hudson, Germantown, and other nearby towns. The people interviewed range in age from their late fifties to 104; the conversations explore their personal experiences and struggles--firsthand memories of the Great Depression, Prohibition, the rise of automobiles, and the appearance of modern amenities like electricity and indoor plumbing in rural areas. Many of the interviews touch on the decline of industry in recent decades and the effects it has had and on other ways the area has changed.

Bill Rosecan, one of the people interviewed in the book, will be present at the informal signing. Copies of the limited edition book will be available for sale during and after the signing, as long as supplies last.

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