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Kate Myers for Excavations

Location 7014-A Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD, United States
Date Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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On May 14th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, join us for an exciting event with bestselling author Kate Myers as she discusses her latest novel, "Excavations." This zippy and hilarious escape-read is set on a Greek archeological site where the first Olympics took place, and it follows four incompatible women who band together to discover of a lifetime. The story is based on a tantalizing premise: what if sports, the ultimate expression of male dominance throughout history, were invented by women? The Heraean Games, the first athletic competition for women, occurred in the 6th century BC, possibly even before the men's Olympic games. "Excavations" builds upon this fascinating historical tidbit to create a fantastic and engaging narrative. The four women at the center of the story are each at a different crossroads in their lives, from a polished art historian on the verge of calling off her wedding to a hapless undergrad with an unfortunate bowl cut. As they navigate the Megalopolis archeological dig site in rural Greece, they're forced to become unlikely friends to uncover the truth about the site and the discovery that could upend everything. This event is the perfect opportunity to dive into this funny, edgy, and escapist read. Whether you're a book club looking for your next great selection or simply a lover of engaging and thought-provoking fiction, you won't want to miss this chance to hear directly from the author and get a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and creation of "Excavations." So mark your calendars and join us on May 14th for an evening of lively discussion, engaging insights, and the chance to be among the first to discover this exciting new novel. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot. We can't wait to see you there!

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