Laura Harrington Discusses Her New Novel- Alice Bliss

Laura Writes-

Hi, Joey,
Thank you! for the most fun and most unique interview of my life.
My only regret is that I didn’t get to ask you any questions and so missed an opportunity to learn more about you.
Many, many thanks for your support and your interest.
All best, Laura

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Laura Harrington is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and librettist.  She teaches playwriting at MIT and lives in Gloucester, MA.  ALICE BLISS, her first novel, grew out of Harrington’s one-woman musical Alice Unwrapped, which ran off-Broadway in New York and in the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in 2009.

http://lauraharringtonbooks.com

Set in upstate New York, ALICE BLISS is about a 15-year-old girl in 10th grade, named Alice Bliss. She is deeply connected to her dad who is serving in Iraq with his Reserve unit. It’s a transforming coming of age novel about a small town looking after its own in times of loss; the love between an absent father and his daughter; the complicated love between Alice and her mother, Angie; and first love between Alice and the boy next door. It’s a universal story and yet touches upon something very personal: these characters’ struggles amid uncertain times echo our own, lending ALICE BLISS an immediacy and poignancy that are both relevant and real.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Cambridge, MA Harvard Bookstore / 7:00 pm June 8

Peabody, MA                  Barnes & Noble / 7:00 pm                               June 9

Newburyport, MA            Jabberwocky Bookstore @ the Tannery / 7:00 pm       June 10

Concord, MA                  Concord Bookshop / 3:00 pm                            June 12

Northampton, MA            Broadside Bookshop / 7:00 pm                    June 14

Rockport, MA     Toad Hall Books @ Rockport Library / 7:00 pm June 15

Boston, MA                  Boston Public Library / 6:00 pm                     July 12

Portland, ME    Longfellow Books/ 7:00 pm
July 27

Peak’s Island, ME  Friends of Peak’s Island Library/ 7:00 pm
July 28

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