John Sayles -- JAMIE MACGILLIVRAY -- Wed, 3/22 -- 6:30PM

Join us for a special offsite event at West Newton Cinema on Wednesday, March 22nd -- Director John Sayles will read from and talk about his new novel, JAMIE MACGILLIVRAY: A Renegade's Journey. Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising in mid-18th-century Britain and across to the new colonies. 

Stay for a screening of MATEWAN. $40 bundle includes 1 copy of the book and TWO tickets to the film. Purchase a book bundle via our Eventbrite link here

You can also purchase a copy of the book below and enjoy on your own schedule, whether or not you are coming to the event.

On the night of 3/22, walk up tickets should be available at the West Newton Cinema box office.


Spanning 13 years, two continents, several wars, and many smoke-filled and bloody battlefields, John Sayles’s thrilling historical and cinematic epic, Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey, invites comparison with Diana Gabaldon, George R. R. Martin, Phillippa Gregory, and Charles Dickens.

John Sayles won an O. Henry Award for his first published story, leading to the publication of his first novel, Pride of the Bimbos.  He has since published novels, screenplays, and non-fiction.  Beginning with Return of the Secaucus 7, his films have been integral to the development of independent film in the United States. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St
Newton, MA -2465
Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey By John Sayles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612199887
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Melville House - February 28th, 2023

'It gets under the skin of this extraordinary time in a way that few historical novels do. Sayles writes superbly about the confusion of warfare and deals equally well with the horrors of the plantations...This is a first-rate historical novel told with wit, verve and a subtle understanding of the mechanics of the genre.' - The New York Times Book Review