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Peterborough - Rosellen Brown is back in town! She'll be here to talk about her forthcoming novel

ROSELLEN BROWN in conversation with Edith Milton discussing her forthcoming novel THE LAKE ON FIRE when she returns to the area for a short visit. The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Chaya and her strange, brilliant, little brother Asher depart for Chicago only to discover that the Gilded Age is as empty a faðcade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition attracting thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. They scrape together a meager living--she in a cigar factory; he, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape. Chaya's becomes a deeply conflicted love story and Asher, haunted by his loyalty to the Fair's abandoned workers, is responsible for an astonishing terrorist act. The abandoned Fair burns to the ground as the city goes on with its usual business in this profound narrative that resonates eerily with today's news

Kirkus  Reviews writes "Often praised for her prose, in her long-awaited sixth novel Brown (Half a Heart, 2000, etc.) sings as euphoniously as ever, whether she is writing about the filth and stench of the city, about the magnificence of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, or about love."

Event date: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Event address: 
12 Depot Sq
Peterborough, NH 03458
The Lake on Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946448231
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 16th, 2018

Before and After: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312424411
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2005

Street Games: Stories Cover Image
By Rosellen Brown, Frederick Busch (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780393322071
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2001

Half a Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312278304
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Published: Picador - May 18th, 2001

Tender Mercies: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385333320
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Published: Delta - October 13th, 1998

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