MBB: Jack Casey signs his book Kateri: Lily of the Mohawk @7PM

Market Block Books welcomes local author Jack Casey for a book signing of his book Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks, the enthralling true story of an Iroquois girl born into a village where a missionary had been martyred. Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian wars, the book tells of how a strong-willed maiden defies her tradition and follows her heart to a northern mission, where through her piety, chastity, and faith, she becomes the Lily of the Mohawks, the first Native American Saint.


Jack Casey writes novels about his native upstate New York. His books include Lily of the Mohawks (1984), A Land Beyond the River (2005), The Trial of Bat Shea (1994, 2011) and A Parliament of Fowls (2012). He has written two staged versions of The Trial of Bat Shea—one, a play with music, the other, a courtroom drama.


After completing his studies at Yale, Casey traveled widely in Europe, the United States, and Mexico before returning home to write. “The more I saw on the road, the more I loved and missed the Albany-Troy-Saratoga region,” he said. “Our impact upon the American way of life offers plots and themes that are epic in scope."


Casey has practiced law, and involved himself in New York State politics beginning in 1980. He has experienced firsthand major upheavals that affected New Yorkers. Now semi-retired, he has turned his full attention to writing about the visionaries, lovers, rogues, and outlaws of New York State’s colorful past and present. For more information, please visit http://JackCasey.com and http://BatShea.com.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
290 River Street
12180 Troy
Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935680031
Published: Staff Picks Press - October 2nd, 2012

"Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks is an absorbing, interesting and entertaining look at the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, our first Native American saint, as well as the lives of Saints Isaac Jogues and his companions and Father Claude Chauchetiere.  Jack Casey takes the events of history and makes them come alive in this engaging narrative of a young Mohawk girl, who comes to embrace the faith and whose love of Jesus continues to inspire us today!"   Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

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