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Posted on: April 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New York Times Best-Selling Author Keith O'Brien to Visit Bentonville for Book Release


New York Times Best-Selling Author Keith O’Brien 
 to Visit Bentonville for Book Release


Meticulously researchedgrippingThis authoritative book deserves a wide audience and should provoke reflection on just how much we have progressed in the 45 years since the 

Love Canal disaster.

Library Journal, starred review


Bentonville, Ark – Author and former reporter, Keith O’Brien, will be in Bentonville on April 29 and 30 to celebrate the release of his new book Paradise Falls: The True Story of An Environmental Catastrophe. On Friday, April 29, Thaden School will host O’Brien at their campus on SE C Street. Saturday, April 30, O’Brien will visit Bentonville Public Library (BPL) at 405 S Main Street. Two Friends Books is co-hosting both days of events.

O’Brien will meet with students during the day at Thaden School and be available for a community event and book signing in the campus library at 5PM for Thaden families and invitees. Complimentary copies of Paradise Falls will be provided to the first 25 attendees. Advance online registration is required at this link.

BPL will co-host O’Brien on April 30 for A Morning with Keith O’Brien. At 11AM, the Community Event with Sale and Signing will be in the Walmart Community Room. O’Brien will present a talk on his new book followed by a short Q&A. During the event, copies of Paradise Falls will be given away to a few lucky attendees. Registration is not required for this event.

After, O’Brien will sit for book signings and photos in the Fireplace Room. Two Friends Books will facilitate book sales inside the Library. O’Brien’s books Paradise Falls, Fly Girls, and Fly Girls: Young Reader’s Edition will be available for purchase. Readers can order Paradise Falls at 

O’Brien has previously written for The Boston Globe and The New York Times. He has also appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) shows such as All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He now shares an intricately woven story of hope and determination about average people with iron wills in Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe

O’Brien will be available for press interviews. For more information about these events and Keith O’Brien, go to the calendars at and or visit

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