Family Secrets in Fiction

Sat. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Andrea Bobotis (The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt), Susan Richards Shreve (More News Tomorrow), and Michael Zapata (The Lost Book of Adana Moreau) discuss the fictional family secrets that form the backbones of their novels, as well as their use of narrative and character development to build suspense. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt adeptly catalogs loss, hope, and redemption.”—Booklist

“In this enormously varied and yet tied-together book, Shreve has written a story of multi-generations―the great mysteries surrounding the things we know and the things we don’t know, and she has done this with a prose that is intriguingly delicate and yet strong at the same time; More News Tomorrow is one of her very best books.”—Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

“Zapata’s debut novel is a wonderful merging of adventure with thoughtful but urgent meditations on time, history, and surviving tragedy. The characters are richly drawn, and the prose is striking… A luminous novel about the deep value of telling stories.”—Kirkus Reviews

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