On Friday December 13th, from 5-7:00 p.m., Byrd’s Books is proud to host Suzanne Davenport as she signs her new book, “Letters From Sandy Hook – Newtown to the World” (published Dec. 10, 2013). This is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook – Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.
Edited by Suzanne Davenport
Foreword by Monsignor Robert E. Weiss
The Sandy Hook-Newtown community is a wonderful, typical New England community. This book is a compilation of letters from Sandy Hook-Newtown residents, longtime and new. A tragic, horrible event happened here on December 14, 2012. With the world, this community cherishes the lives lost and grieves the senseless act of violence. But December 14th does not define this community. This is not just a book about that day—it is a book about who the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown are on any given day. Since the tragic event on December 14, 2012, this community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world, in so many different forms. Letters from Sandy Hook-Newtown to the World is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and who they have been. The book contains nearly 100 letters, presented in both original handwritten and typed forms. They are organized into loose groupings that echo a common theme or feeling. Additionally, the book is thoughtfully illustrated with nearly 100 photographs from Sandy Hook-Newtown, giving a visual feel for this beautiful community and its surroundings.
All the author’s and publisher’s profits from the sale of the book are being donated to The Newtown Memorial Fund and other local charities in Sandy Hook-Newtown.