Nominated for the PEN-Martha Albrand Award
A Collection of Friends by Saugus, Massachusetts author Tom Sheehan is a unique memoir. It is a
collection of nostalgia, reflections, and impressions that give loving tribute to family members and others
that have passed through the life of this grateful author. Through these stories, Sheehan illuminates his own
time on earth from his Depression-era childhood to his journey into manhood. In between, Sheehan describes,
with astonishing clarity, his deep and abiding respect for his grandfather Johnny Igoe who instilled in him
the writing muse, the sacrifices made by those in uniform, and memories of his beloved hometown of Saugus.
Tom Sheehan, a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of the novels Vigilantes East,
Death for the Phantom Receiver, and An Accountable Death. His poetic works include Ah, Devon
Unbowed, The Saugus Book, This Rare Earth & Other Flights, Reflections from Vinegar
Hill, and The Westering.
A Collection of Friends is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com for the Kindle.