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New Yorker staff writer Ben McGrath celebrates the release of his debut book at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga on April 8. New Yorker staff writer Ben McGrath celebrates the release of his debut book at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga on April 8.

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. 

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