Book Signing with Jack Sheedy

may, 2024

11may3:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedBook Signing with Jack SheedyThe Hickory Stick Bookshop3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is delighted to host author Jack Sheedy who will be here to sign copies of his new book “In My Father’s Tire Tracks” on Saturday May 11th at 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of “In My Father’s Tire Tracks” by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525.

Why does a man jump into a new Thunderbird in December 1959 and drive across the U.S., vowing to his wife and young children, “I’ll be home for Christmas”? And why, more than six decades later, does his son, the author of this thoughtful road trip memoir, decide to retrace those tire tracks city by city? As you ride along with both men on their separate but congruent journeys, watch as the author makes surprising connections with his father across the gulf of time. Was that his father’s Thunderbird he just spotted? Who does he speak to under a salmon-colored sky in New Mexico? Can two people truly see and experience the same things through different lenses and in different millennia? The answers may surprise you.

Jack Sheedy is the author of “Sting of the Heat Bug,” “Magical Acts in Two Suitcases” and “It Bears Repeating: Twice-Told Tales of John P. Sheedy.” He is a feature writer, hard news reporter, essayist, and playwright. His honors include awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Newspaper and Press Association; in 2000, his play “Guardrail Nikes,” was a winner in the Connecticut One-Act Play Festival competition. His articles have appeared in numerous regional and state publications and have been syndicated on Catholic News Service. Sheedy is an award-winning correspondent for the Catholic Transcript, the magazine of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He lives in northwestern Connecticut.


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793