Launching UNION virtually June 16 with Longfellow Books and MWPA

Despite the pandemic, my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, June 16 and the good folks at Longfellow Books up here in Portland, Maine and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance are hosting a virtual talk and signing at 7pm that evening.

You can register for the Zoom-driven event here, and can also order books in advance (or in real time) from Longfellow, now the city’s oldest indie bookstore.

I’ll talk a little about the book and how I came to write it, open up to questions from all of you, and (afterward) sign and/or personalize copies from anyone who purchases them. (The store will them ship them to you.)

For some prepub reviews of Union, check out this post (Library Journal, American Scholar) and this one (Kirkus, Booklist.)

I’ll also be doing virtual events with Gibson’s Bookstore of Concord, New Hampshire on June 24 (at 6pm, details here) and with Washington D.C.’s Politics and Prose on June 28, where author and NPR veteran reporter Tom Gjelten will be interviewing me about Union (register here.)

A few additional programming notes to kick off next week:

Mainers: I’ll also be your guest Monday, June 15 on Maine Public radio’s “Maine Calling,” from 1 to 2pm Eastern.

Iowans: Catch me on Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River” on June 16 from 9 to 9:30 Central.

Louisiana peeps: I’m on Baton Rouge NPR affiliate WKRF’s “Talk Louisiana” at 9:45 Central on June 16

Wisconsiners: I’ll be your guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” from 4 to 4:30 pm that same day, June 16.