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An Evening with Liz Moore

Two sisters travel the same Philadelphia streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then one of them goes missing.

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This January, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome award-winning novelist Liz Moore to Harrisburg as she presents and signs copies of her new novel, Long Bright River. This event is free and open to the public!

About the Book:

In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.

Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late.

Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.

About the Author:

Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novels Heft and The Unseen World. A winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.

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Nathaniel Gadsden's Spoken Word Cafe
Later Event: January 22
An Evening with Stephanie Land