Meet John Woodruff

  • June 12, 2018

The author of The War at Home comes to DC on Thurs., June 14th, at 6:30PM!

Meet John Woodruff

Meet the Prescott family: a bright and enigmatic mix of characters who struggle together and pick their way through the different perilous minefields of Flushing, Queens, during the Vietnam War era. At the center of this story is a boy becoming a man, simultaneously surrounded and set ablaze by his unstable and supportive family. Set in this tumultuous time of our nation’s history and peppered with vivid atmospheric nods to both the time and place, this is the first installment of The War at Home series, a timeless family saga that will reverberate in spirit for generations to come.

JOHN MCEVEETY WOODRUFF started the three-volume series The War at Home ten years ago. Mr. Woodruff has published poetry in The Bad Henry Review and short stories in Outerbridge. He has written two librettos for operas. The first, Meriwether: An American Opera, was written with composer Jim Lahti and is about the final days of Meriwether Lewis. The second, Regina, was written with composer Douglas Thompson and is about a family divided over the 1935 riots in Regina, Canada. The cycle of poems titled Of Death and the Planets has been set for two singers and chamber ensemble by Mr. Lahti. Mr. Woodruff lives with his wife in Jersey City, New Jersey.

At Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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