Meet the Author! Carole O’Malley Gaunt
Bay Path College will host Carole O’Malley Gaunt, author of Hungry Hill: A Memoir on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Breck Suite in Wright Hall on the Longmeadow campus. The event, part of the College’s Kaleidoscope Series, is free and open to the public. The venue is also handicap accessible. A book signing will follow the talk.
Carole O’Malley Gaunt’s insightful memoir of a teenage girl coping with the sudden loss of her mother and the resulting decline of her father has resonated with readers of all ages. Published by the University of Massachusetts Press, Hungry Hill is a moving family chronicle that takes place in the predominately Irish-Catholic neighborhood of Hungry Hill in Springfield, MA. The only girl among eight siblings, with her mother’s passing Gaunt found herself thrust into the role of primary caretaker for a family learning to deal with a world torn apart. Selected as the recipient of the inaugural Anne Bancroft Memorial Memoir Writing Award from the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, it has garnered rave reviews and is a popular book club selection.
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of over 1600 students at its Longmeadow campus, and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women; and Bay Path Online, the College’s online center offering graduate degrees and certificates.