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.


    • December 11
    • Winter Book Fair
    • Appearance and Signing
      Paul Revere House
      Boston's North End
      19 North Square
      Boston, MA 02113
      1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • January 25
    • Dark Tide
    • EB Newton School and Cultural Center
      45 Pauline St.
      Winthrop MA
      6:00 p.m.
    • March 28
    • Voyage of Mercy
    • Walpole (MA) Public Library
      143 School St.
      7:30 p.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 has developed an exciting hands-on program related to the Great Boston Molasses Flood for high school students, using my book, Dark Tide, for those who participate in the program.

MMA cadets aboard the USS Nantucket, which was docked in Boston Harbor in 1919, were first on the rescue scene when the molasses tank collapsed. The school’s archives holds a 1919 scrapbook that contains original reports from the disaster.

I was honored to visit MMA and meet with the 46 high school students who participated in the innovative pilot program – from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Maryland, California, Florida, Germany, and Puerto Rico.

Read more about the MMS program