Next Meeting: Thursday, June 3rd, 7:30 and June 11, noon – Down at the Docks by Rory Nugent

Rory Nugent’s Down at the Docks looks at the lives of fisherman based in New Bedford, MA.  The area has a varied history going from boom to bust in the whaling, textile (Wamsutta was once based in New Bedford) and fishing industries.  The town’s website details that history, but Nugent is primarily concerned with one corner of the city, the waterfront.  His unflinching portrait of the men who work on the docks details the hard life of fishermen. The Boston Globe reviewed the book as did the BuffaloAtHome website and the Wall Street Journal.  Rory Nugent’s website includes a biography which mentions his 4 1/2 solo ocean voyages!   You can listen to an interview with Nugest on WICN, New England Public Radio.

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