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Location: Amherst, NY

Next Tuesday, September 4th Book Club will be hosted by Eli Kaufman ’59. Eli has chosen the book Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams.

Grandfather Stories is a book of 23 historical tales by  journalist and novelist Samuel Hopkins Adams. Three were originally published in Woman’s Day and 15 in The New Yorker. Most of the stories take place in upper New York State, along the Erie Canal. Those stories told by his grandfather occur in the 1820s; others, when Adams was a boy in the 1870s and 1880s. Adams does not state how much of the tales is fact and how much is fiction; some are clearly his own memoirs, others are historical fiction, and still others seem to be a reconstruction of his grandfather’s life experiences.

Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at cac432@aol.com for additional information and to RSVP.

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