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Saturday, October 13 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Readings: Finding the Way

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Journeys--both literal and metaphorical--form the unifying theme of this session of readings by Massachusetts novelists. In Aaron Thier’s satirical yet philosophical The World Is a Narrow Bridge, a couple of underemployed millennials embark on a cross-country road trip after receiving a visitation from Yahweh. Meghan Maclean Weir’s debut novel The Book of Essie also takes up issues of spirituality, as the daughter of an evangelical family who live their lives in front of the reality-show cameras embarks on a journey of deception that opens the possibility of a different kind of future. And in Louise Miller’s sophomore effort, The Late Bloomers’ Club, the protagonist, Nora, must navigate a narrow path between tradition and innovation and between loyalty to the past and her own heart’s desires. Our navigator for this session is novelist Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty-First State. Sponsored by BookBub.

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Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders is the author of two novels, The Fifty-First State and Cloud Cuckoo Land, which was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award in 2002. Cloud Cuckoo Land received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards and was a finalist... Read More →

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Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of the novels The City Baker's Guide to Country Living and, most recently, The Late Bloomers' Club. She is a professional pastry chef, an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of... Read More →
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Aaron Thier

Aaron Thier is the author of three novels: The Ghost Apple (2014), Mr. Eternity (2016), and his latest novel, The World is a Narrow Bridge. Thier has received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a former columnist for Lucky Peach and is a contributor... Read More →
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Meghan MacLean Weir

Meghan MacLean Weir is a woman who can do it all; she is a working physician and a writer. Her debut novel, The Book of Essie, is about an evangelical family starring in a reality TV show when their seventeen-year-old daughter becomes pregnant. Before becoming a novelist, Weir published... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA