April 8, 2021
Reference Dept: 781-741-1405 x1404
Mary Ford is a retired, award-winning journalist who spent 28 years as the editor of the Hingham Journal and Cohasset Mariner. She met Conley in 1971 and has always been fascinated by his story. They live in Scituate, MA with their dog, George. This is Mary's first novel.
Evening With the Author: Mary Ford presents Boy at the Crossroads
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The library is pleased to welcome local author, Mary Ford, and her debut novel, Boy at the Crossroads. After being arrested at 13 for being part of a local gang, Conley Ford decides to run out on probation, skip school, and see the world. In 1955, with only fifty cents in his pocket, Conley hitchhikes across the South from his home in Tennessee, and ends up in New Orleans selling hotdogs. But home isn’t always where you make it, and soon Conley is on the move again. When he eventually finds his way back home, his adventures have given him different life experiences than his peers and, to his surprise, they are in awe of his exploits and vote him class president.
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