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Ladies Lunch & Literacy Presents Charlotte McConaghy
Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to invite you to meet Charlotte McConaghy on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Charlotte will be joined by her editor, Caroline Bleeke for a conversation about one of the most talked about books of the year. Don't miss this opportunity!
We invite book lovers of all genders to to join us via Zoom for a not-to-be missed conversation and a great book!
Our 2020 non-profit beneficiary, Wise Readers to Leaders. will also be on hand to give you an update on what is happening with their summer program for under-served students.
Join us at 4:45pm PDT for an informal meet and greet with Charlotte and Caroline and others before our formal event begins at 5:00pm PDT sharp!
(Please note that the 5:00 PM PDT time is in recognition of the near-impossibility of scheduling a lunchtime event in both regions with a 17 hour time difference.)
Charlotte McConaghy is an author based in Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters Degree in Screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and eight books published in Australia. MIGRATIONS is her first foray into adult literary fiction, published in North America by Flatiron Books. Fuelled by her love of nature and her interest in stories of fierce women, McConaghy is currently working on a new novel about the biologist charged with using wolves to rewild a landscape and bring a forest back to life.
Senior Editor Caroline Bleeke edits upmarket fiction and nonfiction at Flatiron Books, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices, innovative structure and style, writing with a strong sense of place, and heart. Her list includes Angie Cruz's Dominicana (inaugural pick for Good Morning America's book club), Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage (DSC Prize winner and Dylan Thomas Prize finalist), Neel Patel’s If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi (NYT Book Review Editor’s Choice and NPR Best Book of the Year), Bronx Book Festival founder Saraciea J. Fennell's Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed, and Yangsze Choo’s The Night Tiger (NYT bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick). Bleeke has a Master’s degree in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020
This is a masterful book that takes on the both the climate crises of the future and the crisis of the soul of the main character, Fanny Stone. Fanny has a dark history and an even darker outlook on the world and her own future in it. She is passionate about saving wildlife on our planet, which is almost entirely extinct when the book begins. She is determined to follow three Arctic terns she marked when they were nesting in Greenland and finds the one captain that will allow her to board and follow their migration south. In an alternate narrative, Fanny’s history is revealed slowly, introducing us to her family and to her husband and how she discovered them. Her internal battles with loneliness, despair and with attachment make up the rest of this narrative. What I loved about Migrations is not only the many meanings of this word for this novel, but the haunting themes that make this a unique and original work. – Terry