An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school located in Concord, North Carolina
Featured Selections by Cannon Faculty
The selections featured on this page are available in the Upper School Library.
Testament, a novel by Mark P. Dunn
On the surface, it looks like Paul Callahan has it all. The family, the house, the job. But nothing is ever as perfect as it seems, and when a college friend contacts Paul out of the blue, he finds himself reliving his first year of college, when everything went so right, and then so very wrong. Testament is a story of friendship and love and of the terrible evil people are capable of doing to one another. It is the story of a man doing his best to move forward, but struggling with an emotional anchor latched firmly in the past. But more than anything, it is a story about redemption and the unfathomable workings of the human heart.
Mark Dunn is the author of three novels: A Girl in Mind, The Last Night, and Testament. He is from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, but has lived most of his adult life in Ohio, Maine, and North Carolina. He is married to the photographer Piper Warlick and teaches English at Cannon School.
Masticate and Swallow: A Cuban-American Childhood, a memoir by Fabio A. Hurtado
Fabio A. Hurtado was born in La Habana, Cuba at Hijas de Galicia Hospital in February 1971. He attended Cuban schools until 5th grade, left Cuba in November of 1980, and eventually grew up Elizabeth, New Jersey. The stories in this memoir document life in Cuba in the late 1970s as well as the author's immigrant experience growing up in the United States. With humor and through memorable stories, the author explores loss, family, poverty, memories, as he struggles to be Cuban and American.
Fabio is JrK – 12 Director of Studies at Cannon School. He joined the Cannon School family in 2008. Before joining Cannon, he served as an English, Spanish, and Theology teacher at Catholic independent schools in South Florida. He also coached state and national championship chess teams. At Cannon, Fabio has held the role of teacher, department chair, and Upper School Academic Dean prior to becoming the JrK-12 Director of Studies.