Author Talk with Michael Hartigan (Stone Angels)

Author Michael Hartigan will read from his new book Stone Angels (Merrimack Media) at the Malden Public Library on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at the reading.

Hartigan studied English and Psychology at Providence College, which is where much of the Stone Angels story takes place. He earned a graduate degree at Boston University before entering politics and public relations. Hartigan is the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Writer award from Merrimack Media. A native of Saugus, Hartigan currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

Stone Angels, Hartigan’s gritty and fast-paced debut novel, follows Augustine Shaw as he embarks on a road trip from college in Providence, Rhode Island to Key West, Florida, where he hopes the sun and insobriety will help drown his past. But the reprieve is only temporary. On the dark road home, Shaw is thrust into a dizzying array of memories, forcing him to relive the heartache he caused, the reputations he shattered, and the two friends he killed. Shaw races towards a final decision: bury his secrets forever, or seek redemption in the arms of a full confession. Visit for details, photos, and an author bio.

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