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Book Launch: Meet Author Henry G Brinton

Book Launch: Meet Author Henry G Brinton

New Book Released: "War Bug"

War Bug opens a window on the riverfront town of Occoquan, Virginia, and offers glimpses of social upheaval through chapters that alternate between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. 

In 1862, Quaker resident Ann Bagley fears that her sons will abandon their pacifism and join the newly established Confederate army. Troops march through the town and shots are fired, enflaming secessionists and Unionists alike. Many pledge their support to the South and send their sons to fight, while others favor the North and take stands as abolitionists. 

In 2022, Harley Camden, the pastor of struggling Riverside Methodist Church, fears that civil war will return to Occoquan. Facing cultural and political polarization, he tries to care for his congregation and keep the peace, even as he lends a hand in the archaeological dig of a Quaker house with a mysterious grave. But when people begin to die in acts of brutal violence, he encounters an evil that is deeper than history and more deadly than partisan strife

A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

About the author

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Henry G. Brinton is an author and a Presbyterian pastor who has written on religion and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Huffington Post. A frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, he has written three novels set in the historic town: City of Peace (2018), Windows of the Heavens (2021), and War Bug (2024). He is a resident of Occoquan, Virginia,

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This program is appropriate for ages 13 and above. This is an In-person event at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke.  Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Date:
Monday, April 29, 2024
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
Library Branch:
Burke Centre Library
Categories:
Author Event
Audience:
  Adults  

Registration is required. There are 50 seats available.

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