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Afternoon Author Talk with Mary Anne Kalonas Slack

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present an Afternoon Author Talk with Mary Anne Kalonas Slack. She will be discussing her debut novel The Sacrificial Daughter.

The Sacrificial Daughter tells the story of Mary Ellen Kelleher, who finally embarks on her own journey to find her place in the world— one in which she is in charge. Through a series of realizations and experiences while far from home, Mary Ellen returns ready to shake up her – and her mother’s – world. But when a mother’s love becomes a daughter’s burden, is there really a way out? The book is set in Worcester.

Mary Anne Kalonas Slack’s short stories have been published in the literary ​magazines MUSED and Adelaide, as well as in the 2023 anthology, Our Wild Winds, published by Quabbin Quills. She lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband. “The Sacrificial Daughter” is her first novel.

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