Hamilton English Professor to Give Fiction Reading
Ferriss will read from her latest novel, Against Gravity, as well asfrom other works in progress. Set in a quiet town in the Hudson Valley,Against Gravity tells the story of young adult, Gwyn "Stick" Stickley,and her determination to escape from her seemingly static yet volatile world.
Ferriss is the author of two previous novels, Philip's Girl and TheGated River, as well as essays in The New York Times, The WashingtonPost Book World, and Boston magazine. Her fiction has won nationalawards from the Faulkner Society and the National Endowment for the Arts, amongothers. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Clinton, where sheheads the creative writing program at Hamilton.