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A Conversation with Susan Perabo

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Author Susan Perabo will be in conversation with local book reviewer Harvey Freedenberg to discuss her latest novel, The Fall of Lisa Bellow.

The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do—when a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way.

What happens to the girl left behind?

Susan Perabo is the author of the collections of short stories, Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do, and the novel The Broken Places. Her fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and New Stories from the South. She is Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Beginning with reviews for BookPage, Harvey Freedenberg has been writing about books since 2005, and in that time has written more than 700 reviews for publication. Harvey, who is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, writes for print publications and websites that include Bookreporter.comShelf-Awareness.com, Harrisburg Magazine and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as well as various literary blogs. In addition to his reviews, Harvey’s writing includes book-related articles, author interviews and essays. He has appeared as a panelist in programs on book reviewing and publishing at the Delaware Book Festival, Harrisburg Book Festival and several local libraries and has spoken on copyright and contract law for writers at the Pennwriters Conference and York Book Expo. Harvey served on the Board of the Dauphin County Library System for 17 years, including two years as its President, and, for several years, was a member of the Selection Committee for the “One Book, One Community” program.