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Steve Almond, author of ALL THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD - a Boswell event

Steve Almond, author of ALL THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD - a Boswell event

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Steve Almond, author of ALL THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell presents an evening with fiction writer and essayist Steve Almond, author of All the Secrets of the World. For this event, Almond will be in conversation with independent journalist, critic, and filmmaker Mary Louise Schumacher.

It's 1981 in Sacramento, and 13-year-old Lorena Saenz has just been paired with Jenny Stallworth for the science fair by a teacher hoping to unite two girls from starkly different worlds. The unlikely friendship they form will draw their families into a web of secrets and lies, one that sends Lorena on an unforgiving odyssey through the desert, past the gates of a religious cult in Mexico, and into the dark heart of America's criminal justice system.

From Anthony Doerr, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land and All the Light We Cannot See: "I devoured All the Secrets of the World in a couple of big, greedy bites. It is at once a media critique, a coming-of-age story, a meticulously plotted police procedural, an exploration of racial paranoia, and a haunting account of lust and longing on the fringes of what is allowable. Most of all, it's a deeply compassionate book that shows how policies can trickle down into the lives of individuals and strip them of their humanity."

Steve Almond is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His essays and reviews have been published in venues ranging from the New York Times Magazine to Ploughshares to Poets & Writers, and his short fiction has appeared in multiple short story collections. Almond is the recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He cohosted the Dear Sugars podcast with his pal Cheryl Strayed for four years, and teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan.

Click here to purchase your copy of All the Secrets of the World. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.

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