Rowley Author, Carla Panciera, Launches Her Latest Book

Tuesday May 09, 2023

On Friday, May 12th at theRowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, Rowley, MA, please join Rowley author, Carla Panciera, for the launch of her latest book, Barnflower: A Rhode Island Farm Memoir, and to celebrate local farmers and artisans with a farmers’ market.
Vendors include: Marshview Farm, Ipswich MA; Twin Birch Farm, Ipswich; Everything Alpaca, several Essex County beekeepers, and more!! Get information on raising backyard chickens from the Rowley Agricultural Council and tour the library’s new pollinator garden sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Library.
Farmers’ Market 5 pm – 7 pm. Reading and book sales/signing to follow.
For more information, contact either the Rowley Public Library at 978-948-2850 or
You can find out more about the author here:
Loom Press is proud to offer the latest work from Carla Panciera, Barnflower: A Rhode Island Farm Memoir , hitting bookstores everywhere in April 2023.
Panciera is the author of Grace Paley Short Fiction Award Winner, Bewildered from the University of Massachusetts Press, and two poetry collections: Cider Review Book Award winning, One of the Cimalores, and Bordighera Book Award winning, No Day, No Dusk, No Love.
Osborndale Ivanhoe was a bull who became an unlikely celebrity. But his fame was dependent on one man’s stubborn insistence that the animal was, indeed, special. Carla Panciera spent years with her father and his famous herd traveling from county fair to county fair, and answering the same question: “Are you Aldo Panciera’s daughter?” These stories are based on the real man and his effort to make a living at what he loved. The chapters in Barnflower are about the bond between a father and daughter and their love for the kind of life they shared, a kind of life that is both a critical and a vanishing part of our history.
From Holly Robinson, author of Folly Cove and Chance Harbor: “In this luminous memoir, Carla Panciera creates a love letter to her father, a man who became so famous among dairy farmers that he was profiled in Esquire Magazine. These unforgettable stories are by turns touching, tender, and hilarious, and provide a profound look at a lost American way of life.”
From Jane Ward, author of The Aftermath: Barnflower is both a coming-of-age story and an unflinching examination of how a life can come to an end but also live on. At its simplest, it stands as a love letter to a father and a moment in time that will never be forgotten because now the stories have been told.

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