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  • Author, Maryann McFadden

    Come to GAAMC to meet local, bestselling author, Maryann McFadden, as she tells us about her latest book, The Cemetery Keeper's Wife.  

    What happens when the line between the past and the present begins to blur…

    Rachel Miller is on the cusp of a new life when she moves to Union Cemetery after marrying Adam, the 7th generation cemetery keeper. Though she’s known him only twelve weeks, his tender love seems like a miracle of fate after her years alone.

    On her first walk through the lush and silent grounds of her new home, Rachel discovers a stunning monument to Tillie Smith, who died in 1886. Reading the words carved into the stone, “She Died in Defence of Her Honor,” Rachel is overcome by a powerful memory buried deep in her past.

    A series of uncanny coincidences linked to Tillie Smith follows, setting Rachel on a journey that grows into an obsession: Why did the murder of a poor kitchen maid at the local seminary become a national sensation? Why were people in town trying to keep her from finding the truth? But most disturbing of all, why was Tillie reawakening a past Rachel chose to bury long ago. A past that could threaten her marriage.

    The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife poignantly blends fact and fiction as two women scarred by shame and separated by more than a century, reach across time to rewrite history.

    Doors will open at 6:30 PM, with our weekly Open Talk discussion running from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  After a short intermission, Ms. McFadden will begin her presentation.  Copies will be available for sale, and we're pretty sure Ms. McFadden would be happy to sign your copy if you ask.

  • Pride Night with the NY Mets


    Help Strikeout Bullying!
    Celebrate Citi Field's Pride Night on Saturday, August 4. Enjoy festive pre-game programming on Mets Plaza before heading inside to watch the New York Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m. A portion of each ticket sold through this special offer will benefit the LGBT Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and its Safe Schools Initiative to stop bullying in Long Island and Queens. 

    GAAMC had 14 people showing their team spirit last year, and several contributed to the on-field pride rainbow during The National Anthem.  

    This year, we will return to "Field Reserve" seating, again under an overhang, out of the weather, near air conditioning and three clubhouses nearby.  Tickets cost $65 each and may be ordered in our Online Store.  

    For the best transportation experience, Andy Skurna, our lead organizer for this event, suggests taking a NJ Transit train to Penn Station, then walking through Penn Station to get onto the LIRR to Willets Point.  It takes about 20 minutes and makes only one stop.  If you are not in the mood to climb the many stairs, then it is suggested that you take the NY Subway's #7 train.  It is handicapped accessible and will leave you off closer to the field.