Inkwood welcomes author (and HMHS grad, class of '96!) James M. Chesbro to read from and sign his new book A Lion in the Snow.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When his wife was pregnant, James M. Chesbro started having daydreams of seeing a lion in his street, padding toward his house through the snowflakes of a New England storm. He felt more like a son, still grieving over the early loss of his own father, rather than a prepared expectant-dad. In these essays, Chesbro finds himself disoriented and bewildered by fatherhood again and again as he explores the maddening moments that provide occasions for new understandings about our children and us.
In James M. Chesbro’s stirring debut essay collection, A LION IN THE SNOW (Woodhall Press Paperback; October 1, 2018; $15.95), we find a contemporary father’s field guide, a husband’s compendium, and a wife’s glimpse into the turning mind of a spouse in the grounded prose of domestic conflict.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James M. Chesbro’s work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Essay Daily, and The Huffington Post. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Best American Essays series 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, as well as The Best American Sports Writing 2014. He teaches at Fairfield College Preparatory School.