IMG_2402Christopher Klein, who penned Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores, will offer insight into “the real Shutter Islands” when he discusses the book at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, April 10th at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.

While many people got a glimpse of the Boston Harbor Islands in the blockbuster movie “Shutter Island”, a fictitious island in Boston Harbor, most don’t realize that the true stories of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands are even stranger Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands by Christopher Klein 3dthan fiction.  Visitors are invited to sit back and relax as Christopher Klein shares the colorful history and natural beauty of one of our best-kept local secrets: the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. Hear tales of ghosts, shipwrecks, prisoners of war, and Revolutionary War battles that took place here.The second edition of Klein’s Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands is an indispensable guide to any explorer who wants to uncover some of the best-kept secrets in the Northeast.  Part history, part travel guide, the book is an irresistible invitation to explore the harbor islands.

Christopher Klein is also author of The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston and Strong Boy, and has had articles featured in The Boston Globe, New England Travel, National Geographic Traveler, American Heritage, and on ESPN.com.