Author Scott to sign copies of new novel at Tatnuck Bookseller

James Scott book coverWestborough – Author James Scott will be signing copies of his new novel, “The Kept,” at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, March 23 from 1- 3 p.m.

In the winter of 1897, Elspeth Howell treks across miles of snow and ice to the isolated farmstead in upstate New York where she and her husband have raised their five children. Her midwife's salary is tucked into the toes of her boots, and her pack is full of gifts for her family.

But as she crests the final hill, and sees her darkened house and a smokeless chimney, immediately she knows that an unthinkable crime has destroyed the life she so carefully built.

Her lone comfort is her twelve-year-old son, Caleb, who joins her in mourning the tragedy and planning its reprisal. Their long journey leads them to a rough-hewn lake town, defined by the violence both of its landscape and of its inhabitants. There Caleb is forced into a brutal adulthood, as he slowly discovers truths about his family he never suspected, and Elspeth must confront the terrible urges and unceasing temptations that have haunted her for years.

Tatnuck Bookseller is located at the Westborough Shopping Center, Route 9 and Lyman Street.

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