Please join us in store for the launch of Ellen Meeropol's THE LOST WOMEN OF AZALEA COURT! Meeropol will be joined by author Randy Susan Meyers for a lively discussion.
*Masks are required for attendees.*
About The Lost Women of Azalea Court:
On a chilly November morning, eighty-eight-year-old Iris Blum goes missing from Azalea Court, a six-bungalow development on the grounds of a long-closed state mental hospital. Her husband, Asher Blum, was the last head psychiatrist at the hospital and is writing a book about the treatment of mental illness. Their daughter Lexi, the neighbors, and police detective McPhee suspect Dr. Blum of being involved in Iris's disappearance. When the searches and interviews come up empty, the neighbors dig into the past--Asher's childhood experiences with anti-Nazi partisans in the forests of Poland, unethical practices at the mental hospital, and Iris's mysterious best friend, Harriet. The neighbors of Azalea Court, Lexi, Harriet, and Detective McPhee narrate this story together, uncovering ghosts, secrets, and lies.
Ellen Meeropol is the author of five novels, The Lost Women of Azalea Court, Her Sister's Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, and guest editor for the anthology, Dreams for a Broken World. Her novels have been honored by The Massachusetts Center for the Book, The Women's National Book Association, PBS NewsHour and the American Book Fest. Recent/forthcoming essay publications include Lilith, The Writer Magazine, Guernica, Necessary Fiction, The Writers Chronicle, and The Cleaver. Ellen began writing fiction in her fifties while working as a nurse practitioner in a pediatric hospital. She holds an MFA in fiction from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and is a founder of Straw Dog Writers Guild.
Randy Susan Meyers is the internationally bestselling author of six novels, including Waisted, The Widow of Wall Street, Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, and The Murderer’s Daughters. Her books have been designated one of the ten best works of fiction in 2010, 2014, and 2017 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She lives in Boston with her husband, where she teaches writing at the GrubStreet writing center. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty-six languages.
On a chilly November morning, eighty-eight-year-old Iris Blum goes missing from Azalea Court, a six-bungalow development on the grounds of a long-closed state mental hospital. Her husband, Asher Blum, was the last head psychiatrist at the hospital and is writing a book about the treatment of mental illness. Their daughter Lexi, the neighbors, and police detective McPhee suspect Dr.
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