Start: 7:00 pm
Laura Harrington will read from and sign copies of her debut novel Alice Bliss which tells the story of a fifteen year old girl whose father volunteers to fight in Iraq. It is a coming-of-age story that illuminates the impact of war on the families left behind by service members. Publisher's Weekly writes: “Though the fluid narration offers access to many characters, this is the story of Alice, her courage, fear, and optimism, and her heartbreaking discovery of the extent to which her father’s life will shape and guide her own.” Laura Harrington is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and librettist. She teaches playwriting at MIT. Alice Bliss is her first novel, which grew out of her off-broadway one-woman musical Alice Unwrapped.