Davida Breier - "Sinkhole" and Erin Flanagan - "Deer Season"

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Davida Breier and Erin Flanagan

Davida G. Breier will discuss Sinkhole and Erin Flanagan will discuss Deer SeasonFrom the Cornhusker State to the Sunshine State, small-town America serves as the stage for those who live, die, and simply survive there. No era better illustrates false fronts, class struggles, and prejudice buried beneath that Main Street veneer than the 1980s. If you enjoy your murder with a touch of dark humor, complicated characters, and realistic ‘80s nostalgia, join Flanagan and Breier for the discussion Small Towns Can Be Murder.

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About Sinkhole: A mesmerizing, darkly comic coming-of-age novel immersed in 1980s central Florida. Lies from the past and a dangerous present collide when, after fifteen years in exile, Michelle Miller returns to her tiny hometown of Lorida, Florida. She’s forced to confront the death of her best friend, but what if everything she remembers is a lie?

About Deer SeasonIt’s the opening weekend of deer season in Gunthrum, Nebraska, in 1985, and Alma Costagan’s intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal Bullard, has gone hunting with some of the locals, leaving her in a huff. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing, and Hal returns with a flimsy story about the blood in his truck and a dent near the headlight. When the situation escalates from that of a missing girl to something more sinister, Alma and her husband are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of, as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal’s violent past in a new light.

About Davida Breier: Davida G. Breier has spent the last two decades in various roles within the book industry and currently works for Johns Hopkins University Press as Director of HFS and Co-Director of Marketing and Sales (Books division). Davida lives in Maryland with her family, a pack of wee rescue dogs, a rescue tortoise, and two companion chickens. You can find her online at davidabreier.com or @leekinginc.

About Erin Flanagan: Erin Flanagan's latest novel Blackout (Thomas & Mercer) was an Amazon First Reads selection for June 2022. She is the author of Deer Season (University of Nebraska Press), winner of the 2022 Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author and a Finalist for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Erin is an English professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and a regular book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. For more information about her and her writing, please visit www.erinflanagan.net or say hello on Twitter or Instagram at @erinlflanagan.

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