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Creating Conversations with Literary Women and Liz Moore

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The Literary Women of Long Beach invite readers to join a stimulating conversation with Liz Moore in conversation with Pam Atherton.

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Long Bright River begins with a list, a very long list, of people from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia who have overdosed on opioids. The list is compiled by Mickey, a police officer who grew up in the neighborhood. On the list are both of her parents, and Mickey wonders when her beloved sister Kacey will be added. This is a very powerful story of addiction, family, and the hope for recovery and redemption.”
— Nancy Baenen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI

“This story’s power comes not just from its beautiful writing but the reality of its characters and the incisive nature of its setting. Liz Moore has created a masterpiece that exposes the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia, highlighting the vulnerability of its victims and the sheer scope of suffering it causes. From the first page, when the murder mystery begins, readers will suffer and rejoice with the novel’s oh-so-human characters. The power of this story is a fire that will linger for a long time.”
— Hilary Kotecki, The Doylestown & Lahaska Bookshops, Doylestown, PA

Literary Women celebrates women authors, encourage new writers, and introduce the works of contemporary women authors to an audience of readers with a wide range of literary interests.


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Event Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event
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ISBN: 9780525540687
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 1st, 2020

I could not love this novel any more than I do. Besides amazing writing and wonderful pacing, this is truly a story for our time. Michela (Mickey) Fitzpatrick is a single mother and a beat officer in the outskirts of Philadelphia. She struggles at work with a male-dominated force that treats her as an outsider, particularly since her partner, Truman Dawes has been on medical leave. Her son Thomas is the joy of her life but trying to balance work and home is challenging every day. And she finds it difficult to set her personal history aside when her sister Kacey, goes missing. Kacey is an addict, as were their parents; their mother died, and their father abandoned them when they were very young. For this, and many other reasons, Mickey cannot abandon her sister and her search for Kacey is what drives the book’s plot. But what I really loved about this book is the focus on relationships and how our decisions and words shape our lives and impact others … lots of truth here. Lots of wisdom and heart too. Do not miss this book.  – Terry

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ISBN: 9780525540670
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780525540694
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

Long Bright River is also availble in eBook