Every Word of This Is True, Except the Parts I Made Up.
Susan Petrone will discuss turning real-life events into fiction as part of a discussion of her new novel The Heebie-Jeebie Girl. This event will also include a reading and Q & A. Mac's Backs will have books available for purchase and signing.
Cover copy for The Heebie-Jeebie Girl:
Youngstown, Ohio, 1977. Between the closing of the city's largest steel mill and the worst blizzard in more than 40 years, the table is set for remarkable change. Unemployed steelworker Bobby Wayland is trying hard to help his family and still pay for his wedding, but the only solution he can think of involves breaking the law. On the other side of town, a little girl named Hope is keeping a big secret, one she won't even share with her Great Uncle Joe―she can make things move without touching them. Watching over both of them is the city herself, and she has something to say and something to do about all of this.
The Heebie-Jeebie Girl is the story of an era ending and the uncertainty that awakens. It's the story of what happens when the unconscionable meets the improbable. It's the story of dreams deferred, dreams devoured, and dreams dawning. It is likely to be the most distinctive novel you read this year, but it will startle you with its familiarity. Author Susan Petrone has created an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic.
This event made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Geauga County Public Library.
- Wednesday, May 6, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Bostwick Room
- Chardon Branch