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Politics & Prose, Washington DC

  • Politics & Prose 5015 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 (map)

In a literary career spanning fifteen novels, a memoir, and thirty books for children, not to mention chairing the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and founding George Mason University’s MFA creative writing program, Shreve has earned a reputation for elegant prose, deep insight into human experience, and engaging, empathetic storytelling. Her new novel is a rich family drama that opens as Georgianna Grove, the septuagenarian matriarch, receives a letter that compels her to return to her childhood home. No idyll, Missing Lake, Wisconsin, was the place where Georgianna’s father killed her mother sixty-six years earlier. Determined at last to uncover the truth about the tragedy that has haunted her all her life, Georgianna embarks on a risky expedition to the past—one involving a canoe trip up the treacherous Bone River.

Earlier Event: June 6
Brookline Booksmith, Massachusetts