SARATOGA SPRINGS - Longtime New Yorker staff writer Ben McGrath will visit Northshire Bookstrore on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, where he will read from his new book, “Riverman: An American Odyssey."
The event takes place 6 p.m. Friday, April 8. McGrath’s debut book- published by Knopf on April 5 - presents the riveting true story of Dick Conant, an American folk hero who canoed solo thousands of miles˛and then disappeared near the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
McGrath met Conant by chance in 2014 paddling down the Hudson River, headed for Florida. McGrath wrote a widely read article about their encounter, and when Conant’s canoe washed up a few months later, without any sign of his body, McGrath set out to find the people whose lives Conant had touched--to capture a remarkable life lived far outside the staid confines of modern existence.
For more information on this and other events at Northshire Bookstore, go to: northshire.com.