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USM Bookstores Host Book Signing with John Connolly

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly will be on the USM Portland campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 15 for a reading and book signing of his new book, “The Infernals.”  This event, hosted by the USM Bookstores, will take place in the University Events Room, seventh floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland.  The event is free and open to the public.

“The Infernals” is the newest installment in Connolly’s young adult series.  The book follows the story of Samuel Johnson and his dog, Boswell.  The two must escape the wrath of demons seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil.  During the event, Connolly will read an excerpt from his novel and sign copies of his books.  He will also discuss his ‘Twenty Mysteries You Must Read Before You Die’ list.

Connolly is the author of such international bestsellers as “The Burning Soul” (2011), “The Whisperers” (2010) and “The Gates” (2009).  His first novel was published in 1999.  He divides his time between his hometown, Dublin, Ireland, and Portland, Maine. 

For more information about the event, contact Barbara Kelly at 780-4072 or