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Brickhouse Books Reading. John C. McLucas: Dialogues on the Beach; John Adam Wasowicz: Daingerfield Island

The Ivy Bookshop

Join Brickhouse Books to celebrate the release of two new novels.


In Dialogues on the Beach, John McLucas introduces us to his hero, Jim, who has maintained a chaste love for his straight college friend, Tony, for nearly twenty years. When Tony and his wife, Rachel, rent a house in Rehoboth and invite Jim to join them, he meets Joe, an actor/model from LA. Suddenly, all four are forced to make elaborate recalibrations of their attachments. McLucas has an ear for the subtle gradations of language, and knows how an account of honest friendship can deliver sincere dividends.      


Meanwhile, Daingerfield Island follows Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria, VA.  Katz is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skullduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.


John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson University since 1984, and for twenty years taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory. His scholarly work focuses on the Italian epic tradition, especially Ariosto and Tullia d’Aragona. He has published numerous academic articles and translations, as well as poetry and short fiction in English and Italian. Dialogues on the Beach is his first novel. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a classically trained singer. He lives in Baltimore with his dog and two cats, all of whom have Italian names.


John Adam Wasowicz was born and raised in Chicopee, Mass. He has practiced law for more than 30 years, including a stint as a Virginia prosecutor. He lives with his wife in southeast Fairfax County.






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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

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