Spindle City re-imagines Fall River, Massachusetts through the rise and fall of the textile industry. The novel captures both the nuances of William Howard Taft’s America and the intricacies of the human condition.
Tuesday, July 21 (rain date July 22) at 6:30 pm.
Social-distanced reading and book signing. Light refreshments will be served. If possible order your books in advance! Copies will be signed in advance. Book available from the Storrs Barnes and Noble.
“With Spindle City, Jotham Burrello sets himself the seemingly impossible task of anatomizing pre-World-War-I America through the prism of a single mill town—and succeeds resoundingly. This portrait of desires and discontents radiating outwards from the poorest families to titans of wealth recalls Ragtime in its sweep and brings our past to achingly present life.”
—Louis Bayard, author of Courting Mr. Lincoln
“In Spindle City, New England of a century ago is reborn a riot of cotton bales and quahog bushels, toboggan rides and Model Ts. Whether we find ourselves amidst the euphoria of a city-wide carnival or within the hearts of his grieving, striving characters, Jotham Burrello isolates, in the particularities of this lost world, timeless lessons about loyalty, ambition, and human resilience. A roaring debut.”
—Nathaniel Rich, author of King Zeno and Odds Against Tomorrow