Noted Beaufort educator and author Bernie Schein will sign copies of his new book, “Famous All Over Town,” at a reception in the courtyard at The Arsenal, hosted by the Beaufort History Museum.
Schein’s ellow author and friend, Pat Conroy, and his wife, the writer Cassandra King, and other friends and family will be on hand to welcome guests and toast the success of the new book. The party is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Complimentary wine, beer and a selection of cheeses and fruit will be served. This is an invitation-only event and space is limited.
“We are delighted to join with Bernie’s friends to host the book signing,” said museum board member and past president Katherine Lang. “It is really a hometown party and the first event we have held at The Arsenal since the museum moved back a few months ago. Bernie’s new book is about growing up in Beaufort and just seems tailor-made for us. We will have copies of the book, signed by Bernie, available for sale.”
Famous All Over Town is receiving glowing reviews. Here is what Conroy wrote: “ Like its author, this ambitious novel is by turns hysterically funny, wildly neurotic, uniquely sensitive and heartbreakingly honest. Bernie has staked his claim on the literary landscape of the South with his unforgettable small town of equally unforgettable Jews, whites, blacks, marines, politicians, prostitutes, cops, killers, sell-outs, aristocrats, journalists and rebels. He shies away from neither the best nor worse in us and, with compassion and authority, tells a story that is at once his own and that of everyone you will ever meet, each made famous all over town.”
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