Talks with Authors Heat Up the Summer Series at the Museums on the Green

New, noteworthy releases and the people who wrote them...

FALMOUTH, MA—There’s more than one way to expand your summer reading list.  The series of talks at the Falmouth Museums on the Green focuses on new and noteworthy releases and gives you the opportunity to meet the people who wrote them.

Mitchell Zuckoff will visit the Museums on Wednesday, August 14, at 7 pm. During the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he was working as a Boston Globe reporter. His new book “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” is a minute-by minute account of that day: the horrors, the heroism and the humanity he recorded.

On Thursday, August 15, at 7 pm, author Will Hunt goes underground: from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers and ancient cities around the world.  His book “Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet,” follows the interesting explorations of a cast of self-proclaimed “subterraneaphiles.”

Winston Churchill called George Marshall World War II’s “organizer of victory.”  Harry Truman said he was “the greatest military man that this country ever produced.” Author David Roll reveals more about this iconic figure in his hot-off-the-press biography, “George Marshall: Defender of the Republic,” on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 pm.

The Museums’ talks aren’t all about history, though. C. L. Fornari, local author, master gardener and host of WXTK’s popular Gardenline show will give audience members expert advice on gardening on Friday, August 9, at 3 pm. Her book, “Sand & Soil: Creating Beautiful Gardens on Cape Cod and the Islands,” explores the challenges and rewards of gardening in our region. This talk will be held at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth.

Eight Cousins Bookstore co-hosts every “Author Talk” in the series and provides books for purchase and personalization at each event. They’re also available at the bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth, and online at Talks are held at the Museums’ Cultural Center, 55 and 65 Palmer Avenue in Falmouth, unless otherwise indicated. Admission is $10 ($5 for members of the Museums).  For tickets or additional information, visit or call 508-548-4857, ext. 14. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on