Writers Series with Steven Manchester for “Ashes”

Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome author STEVEN MANCHESTER for our Winter Writers Series on Thursday, January 11th at 6pm. Manchester will be discussing his novel ASHES, described by William Kent Krueger as “Sometimes raw, always engaging, Steven Manchester’s novel is a wry and wise journey through the ruins of the American Dream.”


Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer. The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for. At turns humorous, biting, poignant, and surprisingly tender, Ashes puts a new spin on family and dysfunction with a story that is at once fresh and timelessly universal.


STEVEN MANCHESTER is the author of four #1 national bestsellers: Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. His long-anticipated, critically-acclaimed novel, The Changing Season, was released last year and was a local bestseller. Manchester authored the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian and his work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for Chicken Soup for the Soul series and he is the produced playwright of Three Shoeboxes.

Please call Partners Village Store (508) 636-2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat for this dynamic conversation.