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Celebrate THE WORD by Mary G. Thompson!

Location 2200 N. Westmoreland Street Arlington, VA 22213
Date Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Book lovers in the D.C. area have an exciting literary event to look forward to on Tuesday, May 21st at 7 PM - the launch celebration for local YA author Mary G. Thompson's powerful new novel The Word. Hosted by One More Page Books in Arlington, VA, this promises to be a fabulous evening where Thompson will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author Andrea Tang. The Word tells the gripping story of Lisa, who at age seven was kidnapped by her father and forced to grow up in a radical religious cult, forbidden from reading books, watching TV, or making her own choices. After nine harrowing years, Lisa finally escapes and returns to her mother's home, experiencing newfound freedoms she never knew existed. However, her father has a sinister plan to take her back into the cult's grip. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as Lisa grapples with the monumental decision of whether to follow her father's plan or risk everything to forge her own path in life. Thompson's novel provides a captivating yet disturbing look inside the psychology of cults and their ability to control young minds. Attendees will have the chance to not only meet the author and get their books signed, but also hear her discuss this intense subject matter and her research process. The conversation with Tang, whose own YA fantasy novels explore themes of power and identity, is sure to be insightful and thought-provoking. For anyone passionate about young adult literature that fearlessly tackles important issues, this launch event is an absolute must. Secure your spot by registering in advance!

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