BRISTOL — Author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. will be available to sign copies of his book, A Family Affair on Saturday, September 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Minot Sleeper Library in Bristol.
Family Affair is is a love story between the young Alex Samuels and Bess Walton. As Samuels grows up and learns about his New England locale, he becomes an avid fisherman and fly tier. He is an above average young man in his middle teens who leads a morally fit life as well as a passion for wildlife and a love for his relatives and friends. Bess Walton grows up in Manhattan, and her family travels to New Hampshire to find a new life different from her father's corporate life in the big city. The Samuels and Waltons become intertwined as Bess, the New York City girl, and Alex, the country boy, spend more time together and from there the romance blossoms.
Maxwell MacPherson Jr. weaves the families' tales around a young man's experiences with various forms of wildlife and other animals. Fishing, hunting, animal husbandry, and animal observation are a constant thread throughout the story. The story is a mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, that forces the love between Samuels and Walton to be tested. The overarching question is: will their love overcome the obstacles they face?