Live at Brookline Booksmith! Kayla Maiuri with Hanna Halperin

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Kayla Maiuri with Hanna Halperin

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Brookline Booksmith

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Brookline, MA 02446

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About this event

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of Mother in the Dark with author Kayla Maiuri, in conversation with Hanna Halperin.

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Mother in the Dark

When Anna receives a shattering call about her mother that threatens to blow up her own precariously constructed life in New York, she is forced to confront her volatile family history. MOTHER IN THE DARK deftly alternates between Anna’s childhood in Boston and her twenties in New York City, chronicling the emotional and disturbing memories that have brought her and her family to a crisis point. Anna’s childhood was simple but comfortable—filled with homemade meals and front-porch gatherings in a close-knit neighborhood. When their father gets a new job outside the city, the family is tossed unceremoniously into a middle-class suburban existence. Anna and her sisters watch as their mother swings between tenderness and bitterness, fearful of the darkness lurking inside her. Isolated and trapped in the new house, they do everything they can to keep her from unraveling.

Kayla Maiuri holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. Born in the Greater Boston area, she now lives in Brooklyn. Mother in the Dark is her first novel.

Moderator Hanna Halperin is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her stories have been published in the Kenyon Review, n+1, New Ohio Review, Joyland, and others. She has taught fiction workshops at Grub Street in Boston and worked as a domestic violence counselor.

About Brookline Booksmith

We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

This event will take place in Brookline Booksmith's Used Book Cellar, which is only accessible by stair. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID & IN-PERSON EVENTS:

At this time masks are NOT required at Brookline Booksmith.

Please note that any Brookline Booksmith in-person event may be canceled by the bookstore, publisher, or author based on concerns about health and safety around the time of the event. Wherever possible, any in-person appearance canceled due to COVID will be moved to the Brookline Booksmith Zoom as a Webinar at the same date and time, and all tickets & registrations will be transferred to the online event. Book signing details may change. Refunds may be requested in the case of a virtual pivot or event cancellation.

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