Long Island author Susan Henderson will join us on Monday June 4, 2012 at 7 PM to discuss her debut novel Up From the Blue and the writer’s life. Susan Henderson is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award.
“Tillie Harris’s life is in disarray- her husband is away on business, the boxes in her new home aren’t unpacked, and the telephone isn’t even connected yet. Though she’s not due for another month, sudden labor pains force Tillie to reach out to her estranged father for help, a choice that means facing the painful memories she’s been running from since she was a little girl. An extraordinary debut from a talented new voice, Up from the Blue untangles the year in Tillie’s life that changed everything: 1975, the year her mother disappeared.” (From the Publisher)
Currently in its 4th printing, Up From the Blue received a starred reviewed from Publishers Weekly, calling the novel “an elegant debut.” Library Journal notes “rapturous prose,” while Booklist claims it is “an affecting portrait.”
Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.
For more information on Susan Henderson, visit the author’s official website.
– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services