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Saturday, October 13 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Readings: Intimacy, Intrigue, and Inheritance

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Nothing’s simple in this trio of intriguing novels about the intricacies of lives and relationships. In Suzanne Matson’s Ultraviolet, three generations of women strive to define themselves as individuals but also in relation to one another; Kirkus praises the novel’s “unsentimental reflection on both the tribulations and the importance of filial connection.” In The Dante Chamber, a companion to The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl imagines a group of detectives--who also happen to be nineteenth-century literary luminaries--investigating a mystery that may implicate one of their own. Finally, in Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes, the personal and global become entangled when a young man sets out to oversee his family’s shoemaking business in southern China and realizes the human cost of economic prosperity. Our host for this session of fascinating fiction readings is Aaron Devine, organizer of the Dorchester reading series Write on the DOT. Sponsored by BookBub.

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Aaron Devine

Aaron Devine is a writer, educator, and translator. His writing has been published in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Good Men Project, Origins Journal, and Window Cat Press. He earned his MFA in fiction from UMass Boston in 2013. In 2011 he helped found the Write on the DOT reading... Read More →

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Suzanne Matson

Suzanne Matson received a BA in English from Portland State University, an MA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and a PhD in English from the University of Washington, where she was awarded the Robert B. Heilman Dissertation Prize, an Academy of American Poets... Read More →
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Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl's novels offer a fascinating mix of history and mystery. His novels, which include The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow,  have been international and New York Times bestsellers and been translated into more than thirty languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in... Read More →
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Spencer Wise

Spencer Wise is a debut author whose historical novel, The Emperor of Shoes, tells the story of a Bostonian expat living in Southern China while running his family's shoe factory and falling in love. The book was named a Library Journal Best Debut of Summer 2018. Wise himself was... Read More →

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Saturday October 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
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