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Going Home


Carrie La Suer, Melissa Scholes Young and Michel Stone, three critically-acclaimed authors, discuss their protagonists and the challenges they face when coming home. Such as suffocating expectations, burdens of family legacy, secrets, human bonds that cannot be broken, racial tensions, childhood traumas and the worst mistakes of their pasts. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel, “The Home Place,” won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014 and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014....

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Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young is an award-winning author from Hannibal, Missouri, which she proudly claims as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, and Poets & Writers....

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Michel Stone

Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. Her critically acclaimed novels Border Child (April 2017, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017) and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck and both books have been optioned for film....

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Books:
The Home Place
Carrie La Seur
Fiction / Literature
William Morrow & Co.
March 2015
ISBN 9780062323453
Paperback, 320 pages
$14.99, INSTOCK
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Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death. More/less

Flood
Melissa Scholes Young
Fiction / Literature
Center Street/Hachette
June 2017
ISBN 9781478970781
336 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . More/less

Border Child
Michel Stone
Fiction / Literature
Doubleday/Nan A. Talese
April 2017
ISBN 9780385541640
Hardcover, 272 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States—now they must try to get her back. More/less

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