In her debut novel, the critically acclaimed The Center of Everything
, Kansas author Laura Moriarty
followed her narrator, Evelyn Bucknow, from a humble childhood (with an irresponsible mom) to college. In her new novel, The Rest of Her Life
, Moriarty chose instead to explore a more detailed and tragic plot. When her teenage daughter accidentally hits and kills a pedestrian with the familys car, a woman named Leigh is forced to re-examine her relationships with her family. Tonight at 7, Moriarty reads from her new book at the Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont,785-843-3833). Copies of The Rest of Her Life
will be available for purchase.
Lawrence Public Library
Mon., Aug. 27, 7 p.m.