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Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||High School, College, Adult, Elders|
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Annie's Book Stop
65 James Street
Worcester, MA 01603
|Description:||ABSW and Rainbow Readers of Mssachusetts welcome bestselling YA author Mackenzi Lee for an gallavanting afternoon celebrating her latest novel, winner of the New England Book Award, The Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue, a queer take on the classic Victorian adventure novel. Mackenzie will talk about her work, do a little reading, take questions and answers, and sign books.
Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults, and her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Crixeo, The Friend, and The Newport Review, among others. Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Childrens Book Discovery Award. Her second book, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, a queer spin on the classic adventure novel, was a New York Times bestseller (what is life?), and ABA bestseller, earned five starred reviews, a #1 Indie Next Pick, and was shortlisted for the New England Book Award. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home, where she works as an independent bookstore manager.
The Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue introduces Henry Monty Montague, born and bred to be a gentleman, but never one to be tamed. As Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the familys estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. Still it isnt in Montys nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Montys reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
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Created: August 8, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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