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Monica Hesse - The Brightwood Code - with Dan Kois - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Attention all book lovers and history enthusiasts! On Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, at 7:00 pm, the Children and Teens Department at the Conn Ave location in Washington, DC is hosting a captivating event that you won't want to miss. Monica Hesse, the New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction for young adults, will be discussing her latest novel, "The Brightwood Code," in conversation with the esteemed editor, podcaster, and writer, Dan Kois. "The Brightwood Code" is a poignant and gripping tale that follows the story of Edda St. James, a young woman who served as a switchboard operator during the Great War. After returning home, Edda is haunted by the wounds of her past, both physical and emotional. When she receives a mysterious call with a code word that triggers these old wounds, Edda is forced to confront the deeper betrayals that have been lurking in the shadows. As she tries to bring comfort to those traumatized by her mistake, Edda realizes that she must uncover the truth in order to finally move forward. Monica Hesse's exceptional storytelling and her ability to weave historical elements into her narratives have earned her critical acclaim and a devoted readership. Her previous works, such as "Girl in the Blue Coat" and "They Went Left," have captivated audiences with their depth, authenticity, and emotional resonance. In this event, Hesse will be joined by Dan Kois, a respected figure in the literary world, who will engage her in a thought-provoking discussion about the themes, characters, and historical context of "The Brightwood Code." This event is a must-attend for readers aged 13 to 17 who are passionate about historical fiction, compelling characters, and the exploration of the human experience. Whether you're a longtime fan of Monica Hesse's work or are discovering her for the first time, this event promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience that will leave you eager to delve deeper into the world of "The Brightwood Code." Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two acclaimed authors as they bring this captivating story to life.

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