The Sands Point Civic Association will host an evening with former United States Representative and author Steven Israel at the Sands Point Preserve’s historic Castle Gould on April 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Israel will discuss his new book, Big Guns, a satirical novel about the firearm industry and its powerful political forces. He’ll share his provocative, insightful and entertaining perspective on the topic of gun control.
A reception with light refreshments starts at 7:30 p.m. The formal program begins at 8 p.m., followed by a brief question and answer session. Dolphin Bookshop, the official bookseller, will have copies of the book available for sale, and Israel will personally autograph purchased copies.
Israel served in the U.S. Congress from 2001 to 2017. When he decided not to seek another term, he was already on his way to establishing himself as a notable author. He began writing about his 16 years of experience as a Member of Congress. He was one of only nine members of the House Democratic leadership and possesses a singular behind-the-scenes understanding of how Washington officials strategize and process their legislative decisions. Israel is considered a leading expert in congressional dynamics, which has served as the inspiration for his first novel in 2015, The Global War on Morris. On the heels of his first literary success, Israel has written a second novel, Big Guns, which was released on April 17.
For more information, visit www.SandsPointCivic.org. Reservations are requested by emailing name and number of guests to president@SandsPointCivic.org. Admission to the event is free and parking is available. The event takes place at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point.