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Virtual Author Event with Julie Carrick Dalton

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a virtual author event with Julie Carrick Dalton!

Much in the same way that Where the Crawdads Sing has captivated readers, Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut Waiting for the Night Song  (A Forge Hardcover, On-sale: January 12, 2021) is a timely and beautifully-told novel that will entrance book lovers this winter.

Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her secret would surface? An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend, Daniela Garcia, brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie’s memory than all her other years combined. Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farm workers and locals.

Dalton’s look at friendships and secrets is perfect for book clubs, and its look at timely social issues—how the ripple effects of a changing climate impact the bonds that hold us together—will have wide appeal.

Julie Carrick Dalton’s journalism has been published in such places as The Boston Globe and BusinessWeek, and she workshopped the novel in GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, a year-long, MFA-level novel intensive. She has won several awards including the 2017 William Faulkner Literary Competition. Dalton has been invited to speak at literary conferences, schools, and universities on the intersection of fiction and climate. WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG presents pressing issues of climate change and its effects on our communities in a cautiously hopeful way, an optimistic call to action that is sure to resonate with readers and gives this page-turner an urgent, timely, big scope feel. In her non-writing time, Dalton operates a 100-acre organic farm in rural New Hampshire, where the novel takes place. Visit her online at https://juliecarrickdalton.com/

Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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