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Saturday, October 13 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Readings: Fun and Feminist Historical Fiction

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The BBF’s fiction lineup might skew toward the serious this year, but here’s your chance to mix things up and hear readings from three new intriguing, female-centered twists on historical fiction. In her new novel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Stonewall Honor winner Mackenzi Lee will inspire teens and adult readers alike with a story about women building unexpected friendships in a society set up to stifle their ambitions. Theodora Goss’s novel European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman also explores women’s friendships--in this case, those forged by the daughters of literature’s mad scientists (from Mary Jekyll to Justine Frankenstein)--as they solve a kidnapping case. And Laura Andersen’s latest novel takes a Gothic turn, imagining three generations of a family in an Irish manor house supposedly haunted by a spectre known as The Darkling Bride. Meet your book club at this can’t-miss session of readings hosted by Whitney Scharer, author of the forthcoming historical novel The Age of Light. Sponsored by BookBub.

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Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation... Read More →

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Laura Andersen

Laura Andersen is the author of award-winning novels of historical romance and intrigue. She started writing seriously in 2003 on a dare from a friend, and eventually set herself the goal of getting published by the age of forty—she missed that goal by only four years. Her debut... Read More →
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Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss is an award-winning fantasy novelist, short story writer, and writing professor.  Her debut novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (2017) ,picks up the collective stories of the famous literary scientists and detectives of nineteenth-century literature... Read More →
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Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee is an author burning bright in young adult fiction. Her 2017 novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, won the 2017 New England Book Award and a Stonewall Honor, was both a New York Times and ABA bestseller, and garnered five starred reviews. Her debut novel... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
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