Enid native Joseph Brisben will sign and sell his latest novel, “Sweet Lorraine,” from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Public Library of Enid and Garfield County.
The novel is about an alumnus of Enid High School who returns for a reunion and falls in love all over again with a woman named Lorraine with whom he was madly in love when he was in the third grade, and she was in the fourth grade in Adams Elementary School. The two keep meeting when the hero comes from his home in Chicago to check on his farms near Pond Creek and sees her in the Wee Two Restaurant. When he returns home, he telephones her nightly. Their love grows, but on a trip to Memphis and New Orleans, the relationship falls slowly, painfully apart.
Copies of the novel are $25. Part of the proceeds will go to the library.
Brisben is a 1959 graduate of Enid High School. He earned a B.A. degree in English from the University of Chicago and an M.A. degree also in English from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He was a journalist for the Enid News & Eagle and the Chicago Tribune. He worked in public relations for the University of Chicago, Drake and the University of Iowa. He subsequently became an investment adviser.