Share in the Excitement of Cape Resident Dave Patterson's First Book Launch!

April 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cape resident Dave Patterson spends a lot of time writing at the Thomas Memorial Library. And now he has everything to show for it with the launch of his first novel, Soon the Light Will Be Perfect, published by Harper Collins Press. Dave will read from his book, take questions, and sell and sign books!

Here’s what few others have said about Dave’s terrific new novel:

Soon The Light Will Be Perfect is so deeply moving because it is so achingly true.  You will not soon forget these people, this place.” -Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls.

Soon the Light will be Perfect is as unexpected and beautiful as a rainbow over a junkyard. It is a pitch-perfect novel. Cinematic and gritty, rugged and fragile, wickedly wry and heartbreakingly sad. This is a book for sinners and saints alike. A glorious mash-up of The Outsiders, David Sedaris, and Andre Dubus. I devoured this wonderful, wonderful debut novel and have become already impatient to read Patterson’s next book.” -Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men.

“Dave Patterson’s Soon the Light Will Be Perfect is a striking debut novel from a writer whose eye for the poignancy of childhood and family is second to none. This foray with a young man on the verge of adolescence showcases the unique pressures of class, illness, and faith in small-town Vermont rife with broken dreams and missed opportunities. This is a novel that will seize your heart.” -Michael Nye, author of All the Castles Burned.

Here’s a link to hear Dave interviewed on our local “207” program!


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