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Salem - posted Jan, 22 2013

SALEM- Former U.S. Congressman Bob Steele will discuss and sign his new novel, "The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town," at the Salem Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. Steele’s novel, which has generated wide interest across the state, comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling. The novel is set against the casino gambling explosion that hit southeastern Connecticut during the 1990s. The book is available in softcover from Levellers Press ( and, and as an ebook from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It can also be purchased at Bank Square Books in Mystic and R.J. Julia in Madison, and will be available at the library the afternoon of Mr. Steele’s appearance. To register for this free program, please contact The Salem Library, 264 Hartford Road (Route 85) at 860-859-1130.

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