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Paradise Close with Lisa Russ Spaar - In Person!

Thursday, September 15 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Lisa Russ Spaar is bringing us her gorgeous fiction debut! She will be talking with Kelly in person at the store. 


About the Book:

In 1971, orphan Marlise Schade—fourteen, anorectic, and evicted from the psychiatric hospital her trust fund can no longer support—finds herself alone in an ancestral home during a blizzard. Marlise’s struggles to survive there become the focal point for a host of imperiled figures, living and dead, whose stories intersect with hers and with forces roiling the U.S. in the ’70s.

Decades later, sixty-something Tee Handel is shaken by an inexplicable visitation. For years he’s nursed a deep hurt over his breakup with a captivating artist, spending his days and nights in solitude tinkering with antique clocks. What’s become of the artist, and how Tee reacts to his mysterious guest, testifies to the risk and inexorability of change.

These two seemingly unrelated tales entwine to show how the wages of the past are always with us, as are the dangerous and redemptive consequences of secrets confided and withheld.

About the Author:

Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of many collections of poetry, including Madrigalia, OrexiaSatin CashVanitas, Rough, and Blue Venus, a collection of essays. She is the editor of several anthologies, including More Truly and More Strange. She is a poetry columnist for Los Angeles Review of Books and Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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