Laurie Faria Stolarz in conversation with Kim Savage

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz’s thrilling novel Jane Anonymous is a revelatory confessional of a seventeen-year-old girl’s fight to escape a kidnapper—and her struggles to connect with loved ones and a life that no longer exists.

Seven months.

That’s how long I was kept captive.

Locked in a room with a bed, refrigerator, and adjoining bathroom, I was instructed to eat, bathe, and behave. I received meals, laundered clothes, and toiletries through a cat door, never knowing if it was day or night. The last time I saw the face of my abductor was when he dragged me fighting from the trunk of his car. And when I finally escaped, I prayed I’d never see him again.

Now that I’m home, my parents and friends want everything to be like it was before I left. But they don’t understand that dining out and shopping trips can’t heal what’s broken inside me. I barely leave my bedroom. Therapists are clueless and condescending. So I start my own form of therapy—but writing about my experience awakens uncomfortable memories, ones that should’ve stayed buried. How far will I have to go to uncover the truth of what happened—and will it break me forever?

 


Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17Shutter, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series. With over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been translated into thirty languages, been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association, and have been optioned for TV.

Kim Savage is the author of three critically aclaimed young adult novels. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey and have been optioned for TV. A former reporter with a Master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Kim's stories are based in and around Boston. She lives near Boston with her husband and three children.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

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79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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Jane Anonymous: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250303707
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 7th, 2020

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz’s thrilling novel Jane Anonymous is a revelatory confessional of a seventeen-year-old girl’s fight to escape a kidnapper—and her struggles to connect with loved ones and a life that no longer exists.

Seven months.

That’s how long I was kept captive.