Casey Sherman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of ten books including The Finest Hours, will be at Thirwood Place on Monday August 7th at 1pm. The Finest Hours chronicles the incredible true story of the greatest small boat rescue in American history. The book was developed into an epic film from Walt Disney Studios which was released in 80 countries worldwide. Sherman was interested in speaking at Thirwood Place in large part to meet Frank Hynes, a resident at Thirwood Place who recently unveiled a model he built of the CG-36500, the standard motor lifeboat used by the United States Coast Guard at the time of the 1952 Chatham rescue.
A graduate of Boston University, Sherman first made international headlines with his historic re-investigation of his aunt’s murder in the notorious Boston Strangler case. Sherman chronicled the work in his groundbreaking first book A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler. Several more books followed including Bad Blood (a finalist for the prestigious New Hampshire Literary Prize for Non-Fiction), Animal, a highly acclaimed prequel to the Whitey Bulger case, and Boston Strong, which served as an inspiration for the new Oscar worthy film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg.
Sherman also has two new book projects; The Ice Bucket Challenge (publishing on September 5, 2017) and Above & Beyond, an epic story of the U2 pilots that flew during the Cuban Missile Crisis, due out in 2018.
During the event, Sherman will discuss The Finest Hours, answer questions from event attendees and sign copies of his books. The model of the CG-36500 lifeboat will also be on display. The event is free and open to the public but advance registration is required. Those interested should call Thirwood Place at 508-398-8006 to reserve their space.
Thirwood Place is a senior living community offering independent living and assisted living. It is owned and managed by The Davenport Companies. Established in 1956, The Davenport Companies remain family owned and operated. For more information on Thirwood Place, please visit www.thirwoodplace.com or contact Larry Lyford at 508-398-8006.