Join us in welcoming authors Megan Angelo and Kate Racculia as they discuss Megan's book FOLLOWERS with us on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM in celebration of the launch of the paperback edition.
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“Megan Angelo’s “Followers,” with its terrific writing about terrifying ideas, is destined to be such a talker that you must read it immediately or risk being out of the loop when your friends start saying things like “She’s such a Marlow!” or “What Would Floss Do?”” –Washington Post
“This dark, pitch-perfect novel about our dependence on technology for validation and human connection is as addictive as social media itself.”--People
“Followers is an engaging confection wrapped around a thoughtful critique of how we live our lives online, and how we value others based on their curated personas.”--USA Today
"If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold."-Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and co-creator of Broad City
“A buzzy debut novel about the future of social media.” –Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric
“A compelling look at the power of technology and social networks. You won’t be able to put it down.” –Vogue.com
"One of next year's most anticipated books...a scathing, razor-sharp take on the future of humanity and social media"-Entertainment Weekly
"A sharp take on internet culture."--New York Post
About the Authors:
Megan Angelo grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Villanova University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Elle, among other publications. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Followers is her first novel.
Kate Racculia is a novelist living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the novels This Must Be the Place, Bellweather Rhapsody, winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award. Her third novel, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019 and received multiple starred reviews. For more information, visit kateracculia.com
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019
An October 2019 Indie Next Pick
An October 2019 LibraryReads Selection
A New York Post Best Book of the Week
A Best Book of October: BookRiot, Tor.com, Locus, and Chronogram
A Best Book of the Fall: CrimeReads and Hey Alma
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
A Bookish October Book Club Selection
A Young Folks Best Book for Halloween
A Buzzfeed Best Paperback of October 2020
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“This rich brew of a novel from Racculia (This Must Be the Place) mixes together murder, music, and eccentric humor. In 1982, in Clinton’s Kill, New York, a new bride murdered her husband, then killed herself, shortly after checking into Room 712 of the Bellweather Hotel. In 1997, high school drama queen Alice Hatmaker checks into the same room to perform at the Statewide music festival, along with her talented twin brother, Rabbit. Alice’s roommate is virtuoso flautist Jill Faccelli, whose overbearing mother, Viola Fabian, runs the festival. As a snow storm looms, Alice finds Jill hanged in one of the rooms. But when she returns with help, the body is missing, replaced by a note reading, ‘NOW SHE IS MINE.’ Only Minnie Graves, who witnessed the original murder-suicide when she was ten and has returned to the hotel as a young woman to confront her demons, believes Alice’s story. Together, she and Alice try to find out what happened to Jill. Racculia thus sets the stage for a novel of dueling wills, marked by textured characterization and an ebullient storytelling style.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Racculia (This Must Be the Place, 2010) delivers an experience worth rhapsodizing about as a group of teenagers and their adult chaperones descend upon a hotel in the Catskills for a statewide music festival . . . Racculia’s droll wit and keen understanding of human nature propel a story that’s rich in distinctive characters and wholly engaging. A gem.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Part ghost story, part mystery, part coming-of-age tale, and part love sonnet to music, Racculia’s second novel (after This Must Be the Place) is dark and delightful, with memorable characters inspired by both literature and pop culture. It will grab readers and keep them with multilayered plotting and writing that ranges from humorous to poetic.” — Library Journal, starred review