Hamline News

October 12, 2012

O’Connor Receives Starred Review

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Creative Writing professor Sheila O’Connor’s new novel Keeping Safe the Stars was released on Thursday, October, 11, 2012.  “Choosing an unusual setting—the 1974 summer of Nixon’s resignation—O’Connor (Sparrow Road) skillfully tackles complex issues of truth and loyalty...A thought-provoking page-turner.” Publishers Weekly starred review.  O’Connor’s novel also received a starred review "awarded to books of remarkable merit" from Kirkus Review and Booklist called it "a compelling story about what it means to love fiercely." There will be a reading on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. in Red Balloon Books 891 Grand Avenue St. Paul.