Join us for a fascinating conversation with two debut novelists who are writers to watch.
Centered around a literary scavenger hunt, Amy Meyerson’s The Bookshop of Yesterdays is part family drama, part mystery, and 100% a love letter to books. Named a “Best of 2018” novel by Los Angeles Public Library, it has received praise from The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ms. Meyerson teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing.
Lydia Fitzpatrick’s brand new novel, Lights All Night Long (release date: April 2019), focuses on Ilya, a 15-year-old Russian exchange student living in the U.S. who is working tirelessly to find information that will exonerate his beloved older brother, imprisoned back home in their small town for murders he did not commit. Ilya forms a strong bond with his host family’s eldest daughter Sadie, a young girl with secrets of her own. This book is getting rave reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Ms. Fitzpatrick was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, graduated from Princeton University and received her MFA from the University of Michigan.
Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.