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Women Lit and Sausalito Books By the Bay Present: The Mysteries of Being Human, with Award Winning Author Heather Young

Heather Young in conversation with Cheryl Popp

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle called Heather Young’s The Distant Dead, a gripping coming-of-age thriller newly out in paperback, “a breathtaking read, with flawed and authentic characters who hit so close to home that at times it is impossible not to root for them.”  Young is a maestro of suspense—the murder mystery at the heart of her haunting debut, The Lost Girls, was deemed “as shocking as anything you’re likely to read for a good long while” by The New York Times—but what her work really uncovers, in poignant and unforgettable prose, are the mysteries of being human: the psychological intricacies of relationships, families, pasts, and personal demons.

What’s not fraught with suspense? The likelihood of having a wonderful time getting to know Heather’s work and writing process at this event, held at one of the prettiest and most beloved indie bookstores in the Bay. This conversation between Heather and Cheryl Popp, owner of Sausalito Books by the Bay, is part of the Bay Area Book Festival’s year-round Women Lit series, and Women Lit members can enjoy 20% off the purchase price of The Distant Dead. To get in on the fun, find out how to join Women Lit hereOr just show up and have a blast: whether you’re a part of Women Lit or not, this conversation is open to everyone who loves great literature spiced with a little (or a lot) of page-turning intrigue.

In the interest of public health and safety, all attendees must be fully vaccinated. Upon entry, you will be asked for proof of vaccination (either with a physical vaccination card, or a digital version on your phone). 

2021-09-01 18:00:00 2021-09-01 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women Lit and Sausalito Books By the Bay Present: The Mysteries of Being Human, with Award Winning Author Heather Young The San Francisco Chronicle called Heather Young’s The Distant Dead, a gripping coming-of-age thriller newly out in paperback, "a breathtaking read, with flawed and authentic characters who hit so close to home that at times it is impossible not to root for them."  Young is a maestro of suspense—the murder mystery at the heart of her haunting debut, The Lost Girls, was deemed “as shocking as anything you’re likely to read for a good long while” by The New York Times—but what her work really uncovers, in poignant and unforgettable prose, are the mysteries of being human: the psychological intricacies of relationships, families, pasts, and personal demons. What’s not fraught with suspense? The likelihood of having a wonderful time getting to know Heather’s work and writing process at this event, held at one of the prettiest and most beloved indie bookstores in the Bay. This conversation between Heather and Cheryl Popp, owner of Sausalito Books by the Bay, is part of the Bay Area Book Festival’s year-round Women Lit series, and Women Lit members can enjoy 20% off the purchase price of The Distant Dead. To get in on the fun, find out how to join Women Lit here.  Or just show up and have a blast: whether you're a part of Women Lit or not, this conversation is open to everyone who loves great literature spiced with a little (or a lot) of page-turning intrigue. In the interest of public health and safety, all attendees must be fully vaccinated. Upon entry, you will be asked for proof of vaccination (either with a physical vaccination card, or a digital version on your phone).    [av_buttonrow alignment='center' button_spacing='5' button_spacing_unit='px' av_uid='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_buttonrow_item label='Get your tickets' link='manually,https://wlyoung.eventbrite.com' link_target='' size='large' label_display='' icon_select='yes' icon='ue8cb' font='entypo-fontello' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' custom_font='#ffffff'][/av_buttonrow_item] [av_buttonrow_item label='Get the Book!' link='manually,https://www.sausalitobooksbythebay.com/2021-events/the-distant-dead-in-conversation-with-author-heather-young-a-special-bay-area-book-festwomen-lit-production/' link_target='' size='large' label_display='' icon_select='yes' icon='ue84f' font='entypo-fontello' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' custom_font='#ffffff'][/av_buttonrow_item] [/av_buttonrow] Sausalito Books by the Bay (100 Bay Street, Sausalito, CA 94965) Heather Young in conversation with Cheryl Popp

Sausalito Books by the Bay (100 Bay Street, Sausalito, CA 94965)

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