Christopher Tilghman, author of “The Right-hand Shore,” to visit Bel Air library March 3

Christopher Tilghman, author of “The Right-Hand Shore” and “Mason’s Retreat,” will be appearing at the Bel Air Library on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm.

Best-selling author Christopher Tilghman is scheduled to appear at the Bel Air Library March 3 to discuss his newest novel The Right-Hand Shore. Here are the details:





(Belcamp, Maryland – February 19, 2013)  Best-selling author Christopher Tilghman will be appearing at the Bel Air Library on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm to speak about his new novel, The Right-Hand Shore and kick off Harford County Public Library’s Civil War 150 events. Civil War 150 is a special programming initiative which features authors, speakers, and exhibitions dealing with one of the darkest and most transformative periods in American History. Programs will take place March through June in various branches throughout the county.


The New York Times praises Tilghman’s latest novel. “The Right-Hand Shore represents an outing of some of America’s most troubled ghosts…The Right-Hand Shore is the dark, magisterial creation of a writer with an uncanny feel for the intersections of place and character in American history…Tilghman unfolds his harsh lesson with precision, delicacy and startling humor.”


In The Right-Hand Shore, the Mason family and their former slaves attempt to create a just and viable community in the tumultuous years after the Civil War. Most of these hopes are dashed by the farm’s failure and an unsolved murder, but out of these tragedies comes a forbidden love affair that offers a chance for redemption.



Christopher Tilghman’s life has revolved around his family’s farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His other books include his novel Roads of the Heart and the short story collections In a Father’s Place and The Way People Run. Tilghman is a Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia.


Christopher Tilghman will be available to sign books after the discussion. The Right-Hand Shore will be available to purchase in hardback for $20; Mason’s Retreat in paperback for $9, or both books for $25; cash or check only. For more information or to register, please call the Bel Air Library at (410) 638-3151. Space is limited so registration is suggested. Please visit or visit any library branch for a complete listing of all the Civil War 150 events.


Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.