The Odyssey Bookshop is hosting the book launch for Ellen Meeropol's new novel this coming Tuesday in South Hadley, MA. The new novel is called: On Hurricane Island.
Told over the five days approaching the anniversary of 9/11, by varying voices on both extremes of the political divide, the novel is both a fast-paced political thriller and a literary examination of the sociopolitical storm facing our society.
How far should government go in the name of protecting our national security? What happens when governmental powers of surveillance and extra-legal interrogation are expanded? How free are we?
Ellen Meeropol is the author of one previous novel, House Arrest. A former pediatric nurse practitioner and part-time bookseller, Ellen holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine.