2008-08-07 / About Town

'Cranky Yankee' gives book talk

The South Kingstown Public Library will present local author Virginia Leaper with her new book, "The Cranky Yankee," on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.

Anyone with New England in their blood will enjoy these vignettes about hurricanes, clambakes at the farm, walks by the sea and reminiscences about the Fourth of July and Christmases past.

Leaper's work is not all about bygone days, however. Included are her pithy, thoughtful and often controversial pieces on current events and world affairs. Copies of the book will be available for sale and autographing after the talk.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. The library is located at 1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale.

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