MANCHESTER - Deemed "chillingly credible Holds its own alongside the dark inventions of Margaret Atwood and Ray Bradbury" (New York Times Book Review), Hillary Jordan's latest novel "When She Woke" has received overwhelming praise from media, booksellers, and readers alike. She will sit down to talk to writer Sara J. Henry, Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Northshire Bookstore, at 7 p.m.

A powerful re-imagining of "The Scarlet Letter," When She Woke is a timely fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated, and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed and released back into the population to survive as best they can.

Hillary Jordan grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. She received her Bachelors degree in English and Political Science from Wellesley College and spent 15 years working as an advertising copywriter before starting to write fiction. She got her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Sara J. Henry has been a columnist, soil scientist, book and magazine editor, Web designer, writing instructor, and bicycle mechanic. Her first novel was "Learning to Swim." Her next, "A Cold and Lonely Place," comes out in February 2013.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.


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