Tom Shachtman, ECHOES: A Novel @ Scoville Memorial Library

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068


In conversation with Bruce McEver.

Free. Registration Required.


Tom will read from and talk about his new novel Echoes, or The Insistence of Memory and sign books at this event.

Tom ShachtmanEchoes, or The Insistence of Memory by Tom Shachtman

Ell, a millennial of European and Mexican heritage, has one humorous children’s book published, but her more serious writing projects are stalled, her boyfriend has dumped her, and she is deeply frightened by a recurring dream. To solve her problems, she delves into family mysteries—Civil War-era slaveholding, madness, and theft of artifacts. The key to all, previously unknown to Ell but remarkable, is a female Confederate warrior ancestor whose nightmare echoes her own.

Tom Shachtman has written or co-authored forty books. His latest include the startlingly unconventional novel, The Memoir of the Minotaur (2020), and the third in his trilogy of histories about the Revolutionary Era, The Founding Fortunes (2020). The earlier books include How the French Saved America (2017) and Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries (2014). His best-known earlier books are Rumspringa (2006), Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold (1999), and three books with FBI chief profiler Robert K. Ressler, including the international bestseller Whoever Fights Monsters. His earlier novels include Beachmaster, Wavebender, and Driftwhistler (1981-1985). He has also written documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and the BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian's National History Museum. Learn more.

Copies of ECHOES will be available for purchase at this event.



Echoes: or, The Insistence of Memory By Tom Shachtman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781956440492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Madville Publishing - August 22nd, 2023