Enjoy some of our summer donations from Oswegonian William Barry. He has written two dozen short stories, 20 of which are featured in two published compilation books, titled 'American Stories for the Grandchildren' and 'A Dozen Amiable Anecdotal Apologues, or Whatever - They're just 12 great stories.' He also has published three very powerful novels - 'Boston's Own BIG JOE FLYNN' - 'From Caracas to the Corps' and 'Through the Golden Portal' and is working on 'The Last Fight at Carpenter's Hall.' 'American Stories for the Grandchildren' is with the new books upstairs in the Children's Room. The rest are in the new fiction section of the Main Reading Room.
Receiving From Caracas to the Corps and Boston's Own Big Joe Flynn from Mr. Barry is Janet Hutcheson of Friends of the Library.
William Barry was raised in a large talented family from Oswego, New York, but spent most of his adult life in Rhode Island. Several of his stories use Oswego as a backdrop. After a career in advertising, he retired from the business world and began dabbling in the predilection of his youth, creative writing. He and his wife Jeanette spend their summers in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and their winter's in West Palm Beach. They would love to hear from old friends and family and can be reached at wiljbarry AT gmail.com