Author plans barn presentation

GALWAY — Author Mary Cuffe Perez will read from her newly published book, “Barn Stories: Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm,” at the Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

The presentation will include photographs of the Saratoga County barn the stories are drawn from as well as other photos of area barns, a news release said.

Books will be available for sale.

The event is sponsored by the Galway Public Library.

The author will also appear for a book signing at the Open Door Book Store on Jay Street in Schenectady on Oct. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The 39 stories in this work of creative nonfiction are drawn from the author’s 15 years of managing a horse-boarding business in Galway, the news release said.

The stories follow her experiences with a struggling business and a cast of characters — both animal and human — whose lives intersect under the gable roof of a 200-year-old barn, the news release said.

The book is published by North Country Books and includes photographs from the Adirondack photographer Mark Bowie, according to the news release.