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Saturday, October 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Readings: Secrets and Suspense

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The four authors who will read from their latest work during this session use literary techniques to ratchet up suspense and keep readers guessing. Karen Day, whose prior work was mostly for young readers, crafts a decidedly adult story in I’ll Stay, which uses a three-part structure to explore episodes of loyalty and guilt over the course of one woman’s life. In Andrea Kleine’s Eden, a woman embarks on a quest to uncover her own lost memories and limited understanding of a failed kidnapping attempt two decades earlier. Debra Jo Immergut, in The Captives, alternates the backstories of a psychologist and his patient to illustrate the dark and twisted pasts that unite them both. And, in Meg Little Reilly’s Everything that Follows, the truth is as murky as the water that swallows one friend during a night of partying that goes horribly awry. Dark nights are coming, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a quartet of authors whose suspenseful literary fiction makes perfect fireside reading. Our host is novelist Marjan Kamali, author of Together Tea and one of the curators of the Arlington Author Salon. Sponsored by BookBub.

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Marjan Kamali

Marjan Kamali is a fiction writer who has lived around the world. Born in Turkey to Iranian parents, her childhood took her to five countries, while her adult life has been spent in three. She earned her MBA from Columbia University and an MFA in creative writing from New York University... Read More →

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Karen Day

Karen Day is an author of books for young readers and has recently turned to writing for adults. Her titles for young readers are Tall Tales (2007), No Cream Puffs (2010), and A Million Miles from Boston (2011). Her newest book is her adult fiction debut, I’ll Stay, a portrait of... Read More →
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Debra Jo Immergut

Debra Jo Immergut is an experienced writer, journalist, and educator whose debut novel is astonishing critics. Katherine Coldiron said her in her Los Angeles Review of Books review of Immergut’s The Captives that “not a word is out of place in The Captives. What a rare gift... Read More →
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Andrea Kleine

Andrea Kleine is a novelist, essayist, performance artist, and choreographer. Her debut novel, Calf, was named a Best Fiction Book of 2015 by Kirkus. Her writing has also been published in Paris Review, BOMB, LitHub, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is a five-time... Read More →
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Meg Little Reilly

Meg Little Reilly is the author of the novels Everything That Follows, We Are Unprepared, and the forthcoming The Brights on Vacation. She's a writer at Bennington College, public radio commentator, and essayist. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, Literary Hub, Politico, and more... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA