Keeping The Lights On For Ike

“I remember my dad as a funny, smart, and cheerful fellow…[he] never talked much about the war, but he did let me put on his uniform jacket.”


March 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St, Northampton, MA 01060 – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS; TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

April 22, 2020, 6:30 PM, Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS; TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

May 9, 2020, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, meet and talk with the author one on one, and get your book signed at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 335 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035 CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS; TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

June 7, 2020, 2:00 PM, Writers Read/Hilltowns at Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330

June 13, 2020, 10:30 AM, Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040


July 29, 2020, 2:00 PM, Military and Veterans History Group at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512

September 28, 2020, 5:00 PM, Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340

September 29, 2020, 6:00 PM, Gales Ferry branch of Ledyard Libraries, 18 Hurlbutt Road, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

October 1, 2020, 1:30 PM, Mendon Senior Center, 62 Providence Street, Mendon, MA 01756

October 1, 2020, 6:30 PM, Taft Public Library, 29 North Avenue, Mendon, MA 01756

October 2, 2020, 2:00 PM, Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA

October 2, 2020, 6 PM, Mattapoisett Senior Center, 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739


In this one-hour event, Rebecca explains how Keeping the Lights on for Ike came about. She will begin with a brief timeline of major events to set the context for Alec’s letters. She will then read a section from the book, followed by questions from and discussion with the audience.

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“Rebecca Daniels provides uncommon insight into World War II, sharing a personal perspective on history by examining her own father’s letters home during wartime. There are a few things that lend extra intrigue to the war correspondence, including the fact that her father was a non-combat support soldier, and also that he was responsible for censoring sensitive material from the correspondence of fellow soldiers. Rebecca has a good understanding of the history, plus a personal connection and the theatrical experience to make the presentation a crowd-pleaser.”

Matt Atwood, Programming Librarian, Dickinson Memorial Library


December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – Greenfield Senior Center, Greenfield, MA

November 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – Greenfield Savings Bank, Turners Falls, MA

October 29, 2019, 6:30 PM – Dickinson Library, Northfield, MA

July 11, 2019, 11:30 AM – Northfield Senior Center, Northfield, MA

May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – Carnegie Library, Turners Falls, MA