Award-winning Stephen Puleo is the author of Voyage of Mercy,
American Treasures, The Caning, A City So Grand, The Boston Italians,
Due to Enemy Action, and Dark Tide.


    • September 28
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • Sweetser Lecture Series, Fall 2022
      The Savings Bank Theater at Wakefield High School
      60 Farm St.
      Wakefield, MA
      7:30 p.m.
    • October 2
    • Dark Tide
    • Beyond the Book: An Afternoon with Stephen Puleo
      Part of "Nashua Reads" Celebration
      Nashua (NH) Public Library
      2 Court St.
      Nashua, NH
      2:00 p.m
    • October 22
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • Bridgewater (MA) Area One Book One Community
      East Bridgewater Public Library
      32 Union St., East Bridgewater
      11:00 a.m.
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Voyage of Mercy Wins Christopher Award

I'm very honored that Voyage of Mercy has won a 2020 Christopher Award. These awards, issued by the nonprofit, The Christophers, celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work "affirms the highest values of the human spirit" and reflects the The Christophers guidance, "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."

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Xavier Society for the Blind transcribes Voyage of Mercy into braille
Voyage of Mercy has been transcribed into braille and is available in the Xavier Society for the Blind library. Since 1900, Xavier Society for the Blind has been providing free braille and audio books to blind and visually impaired people worldwide in order for them to learn about, develop, and practice their faith.

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Voyage of Mercy

Steve Puleo's seventh book, Voyage of Mercy, is the story of the Irish famine and the remarkable story of America's first humanitarian mission. Released in hardcover in March 2020, the paperback edition was made available in May 2021.

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Nashua Chooses Dark Tide for 2022

I'm excited and honored to announce that the City of Nashua, NH has selected Dark Tide as its "Nashua Reads" choice for 2022! The city is planning a whole host of events in conjunction with the Nashua Reads program, which will include an appearance by me at the Nashua Public Library this fall. Nashua is the 25th community to select Dark Tide as its community-wide read!

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Mass Maritime Uses Dark Tide in Innovative High School Program

I'm thrilled to be working with Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA), which is developing an exciting hands-on program related to the Great Boston Molasses Flood for students in grades 5-12, and for recommending my book, Dark Tide, for the high school students who participate in the program. While visiting MMA to get details on the program and a tour of the campus, I found out about a 1919 scrapbook that contains original reports from the disaster. Imagine my excitement to learn about this for the first time!

Read more about my discovery and the MMA program