WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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168 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 huddled over coffee and apple cider doughnuts at Volante Farms, the man wearing a Bauer Hockey hat and sporting stubble on his face talked about plots to overthrow the Pakistani government, blow up Tel Aviv with a nuclear bomb, and derail the American economy. Despite having averaged just three hours of sleep a night that week, he talked more than two hours about everything from seeing President Ronald Reagan at Camp David to under- taking mysterious missions to the Middle East. But the topic that really got him going was his neighborhood in Wellesley, where the 18 kids – including four of his own – routinely shut down their tiny street for weekly games of hockey. At 47, Ben Coes has turned full time to a career as a novelist that he first dreamed about after winning a writing prize at Columbia College in New York. With his fourth Dewey Andreas espionage thriller, Eye for an Eye (St. Martin's Press, 2013), Coes cracked the coveted library reading belles-lettres literature bestsellers media authors Writing for the Thrill of It S T E V E M A A S writer books Ben Coes C O U R T E S Y O F B E N C O E S 168-174_WWMa14_books_coes_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 1:19 PM Page 168

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