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Afternoon Author Talks Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.

 JEL is pleased to present a new series of author talks!

 In January, Stephen Amidon will discuss his novel, Locust Lane.

On the surface, Emerson, Massachusetts, is just like any other affluent New England suburb. But when a young woman is found dead in the nicest part of town, the powerful neighbors close ranks to keep their families safe. In this searing novel, Eden Perry’s death kicks off an investigation into the three teenagers who were partying with her that night, each a suspect. Hannah is a sweet girl with an unstable history. Jack is the popular kid with a mean streak. Christopher is an outsider desperate to fit in. Their parents, each with motivations of their own, only complicate the picture: they will do anything to protect their children, even at the other’s expense.

Amidon was born in Chicago and grew up on the East Coast of America. He lived in London for twelve years before returning to the United States in 1999. He now lives in Massachusetts and Torino, Italy. His books have been published in sixteen countries and include two works of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and eight novels, including Human Capital and Security. Amidon’s novels have appeared on many books of the year lists, and Human Capital was selected by Jonathan Yardley, the chief critic of The Washington Post as one of the five best novels of 2004.



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