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Author Bruce Graham kicks off busy week with reading, signing at Four Fathers Memorial Library

Author Bruce Graham's Duddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore book tour stopped Saturday at the Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst. On Friday, he will be appearing on CTV News at 5 before traveling to Bedford and Truro on Saturday to do two more signings at Indigo and Coles respectively. His book launch signing held this past September in Parrsboro at Sweet Brier Boutique sold out in under two hours.

AMHERST-News anchorman turned sold-out author Bruce Graham’s Duddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore book tour stopped at the Four Fathers Memorial Library this past Saturday in conjunction with Coles bookstore in Amherst.

Deputy chief librarian Denise Corey introduced Graham to the warm crowd who listened to Graham read from his new book Duddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, a comedy that he first launched in September at Sweet Brier Boutique in Parrsboro.

“A lot of people ask me, ‘I want to read/write, but I don’t know where to start,” Graham told his audience. “It starts with a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a page and then you have a chapter,” he added. “Punctuation is so terribly important.”

“The greatest thing that a writer has going for them is thinking,” said Graham prior to reading a representative chapter from his book that made references to Whitehall Road, highest tides and ‘the Green Hill Road just past the Parrsboro Golf Course.’”

“I never seem to run out of ideas for books,” stated Graham, who has several other projects in the works: Black Sheep, Tapestry of Green and Our Feuding Fathers, a play that he plans on releasing in conjunction with the Parrsboro Shore Historical Society in time for the 100th anniversary of the death of Charles Tupper in 2015.

“Nova Scotia was pivotal to the founding of Canada,” claimed Graham, who wrote ten songs for Our Feuding Fathers that will be performed in his anticipated play. 

Another one of Graham’s novels, Diligent River Daughter, has already been adapted and performed as a play by the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro.

As for Duddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’s prequel (Ivor Johnson’s Neighbours), it may very well find itself on television; it was picked up by a Boston film company that has three years to decide if it will be made into a television show.

“I don’t think that books will ever totally disappear,” stated Graham when asked.

Graham’s Duddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore tour expands beyond Cumberland County this coming week. “I’m doing CTV News at Five (formerly Live at Five) on Friday; a book signing at the Bedford Indigo on Saturday morning and another at the Truro Coles on Saturday afternoon,” announced Graham this past Saturday. 

Organizations: Parrsboro Shore Historical Society, Company Theatre in Parrsboro, CTV News

Geographic location: AMHERST, Parrsboro, Whitehall Road Green Hill Road Nova Scotia Canada Diligent River Boston Cumberland County

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