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July 2020

What: Virtual Talk | Megan Miranda
When: July 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Online

Join GPB's Virginia Prescott on July 1st for a live discussion with Megan Miranda, as she talks about her new book The Girl from Widow Hills. Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing GirlsThe Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

 

The Girl from Widow Hills is about a young woman named Arden Maynor. Arden was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.

 

Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even walking outside her home. Until late one night, she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.

 

This is a free virtual talk, presented as part of the Atlanta History Center Author Talks program.

What: Virtual Talk | Lara Prescott
When: July 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Online

Join GPB's Virginia Prescott on July 8th for a live discussion with Lara Prescott. Lara is the author of The Secrets We Kept, an instant New York Times bestseller and a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. The Secrets We Kept has been translated into 30 languages and will be adapted for film by The Ink Factory and Marc Platt Productions.

 

Lara's debut novel combines a legendary literary love story—the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara—with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature—told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.

 

This is a free virtual talk, presented as part of the Atlanta History Center Author Talks program.