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Join us in the Virtual Readings Gallery with Brian L. Griffin, a man who knows just about everything related to Bellingham history, as he discusses his latest book of local history!John Joseph Donovan was a man born of common clay who lived the American dream, rising to great heights of achievement, wealth, and community affection. Donovan lived a storied life illuminated in this fascinating book by the discovery of his diaries long hidden in an old steamer trunk in Sag Harbor, New York.
Brian Griffin is a Bellingham Washington native. Born in 1932 at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital, he has lived most of his life on the city’s South Hill. Educated at the Campus School, Bellingham High School and Whitman College, he has enjoyed a life of rich and varied experiences. Long interested in history, The Donovan Diaries is his fifth local history book. The others are My Darling Anna, Boulevard Park, Treasures from the Trunk, and Fairhaven, A History.
At 87, he can still be found on most days in his basement workshop crafting custom ukuleles that he sells worldwide through his website griffinukuleles.com.
Want a signed copy? Just swing by the J. J. Donovan bench on the corner of Harris and 11th in Fairhaven on Saturday, September 26, from 12-4pm and get your books signed by the author! We’ll have a display of all his books at the bookstore so come on in, make a purchase and then head down to the end of the block to say hello to the author.