Join us as Andrea Jarrell reads from her debut memoir, I’m the One Who Got Away, and Melissa Scholes Young reads from her debut novel, Flood, winner of the Best Book Award in Literary Fiction.
About I’m the One Who Got Away:
From a Starred Kirkus Review: “. . . reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates. The work’s lasting message is that love, like Jarrell’s prose, is both painful and beautiful. A stunning series of recollections with a feminist slant.”
About Andrea Jarrell
Andrea Jarrell’s debut memoir I’m the One Who Got Away was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews with prose “reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates.” Appearing on several 2017 must-read lists, The Today Show called it “one of the most buzzed about books of Fall 2017.” Jarrell’s essays have been published in the New York Times Modern Love column, Harper’s Bazaar, Literary Hub, Narrative Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other sites, journals, and anthologies.
Flood is asparkling debut set in Mark Twain’s boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found.
Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she’s returned unannounced, and her family and friends don’t know what to make of it. She says she’s just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she’s carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical.
About Melissa Scholes Young
Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri and still proudly claims it as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. www.melissascholesyoung.com.
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