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Twisted Plots


Get tangled up in a discussion between four authors as they chat about intricate, topsy-turvy and gasp-worthy plots. Find out how they keep readers guessing until the very end. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Bryn Chancellor

Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel Sycamore (Harper/HarperCollins, May 2017), hailed as “hypnotic” (O: The Oprah Magazine) and “a transporting vision of community, connection, and forgiveness” (Publishers Weekly), was an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Editors’ Best Book of 2017, and among Bustle‘s Best Debuts of 2017....

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Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis was born in Canada and raised in New Jersey, Utah and Texas. She began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theater. After getting a masters degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction....

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Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of "The Bookseller," which is soon to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. An Indie Next selection and the winner of the 2016 WILLA Award for Historical Fiction, "The Bookseller" is being translated into more than a dozen languages....

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Mindy Tarquini

Mindy Tarquini is an assistant editor with the Lascaux Review and a member of the Perley Station Writers' Colony, as well as the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Hindsight(Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award 2017, Redbook Magazine, Best of 2016, Publisher's Weekly Starred Review) and most recently The Infinite Now(Winner, American Book Fest Best Book Awards)....

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Books:
Sycamore
Bryn Chancellor
Fiction / Literature
Harper Perennial
January 2018
ISBN 9780062661104
$15.99, INSTOCK
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The Address
Fiona Davis
Fiction / Literature
Dutton Books
August 2017
ISBN 9781524741990
368 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota--New York City's most famous residence. More/less

The Glass Forest
Cynthia Swanson
Fiction / Literature
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
February 2018
ISBN 9781501172090
Hardcover, 352 pages
$25.99, INSTOCK
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. More/less

The Infinite Now
Mindy Tarquini
Fiction / Literature
SparkPress
October 2017
ISBN 9781943006342
280 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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In flu-ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, the newly-orphaned daughter of the local fortune teller panics and casts her entire neighborhood into a bubble of stagnant time in order to save the life of the mysterious shoemaker who has taken her in. More/less

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