Acclaimed Brooklyn author to speak about new trilogy
Brooklyn author Kimberly McCreight seized the hearts and minds of readers and critics alike in 2013 with her wildly successful debut novel “Reconstructing Amelia.” An instant New York Times bestseller, it was nominated for multiple awards, garnered critical praise and an HBO film starring Nicole Kidman based on the book is in the works. McCreight followed that up with the USA Today bestseller and a Kirkus Best Mystery of the Year “Where They Found Her,” another critical success that also impressed fellow novelists Gillian Flynn and Jodi Picoult, who affirmed: “McCreight has proven herself to be an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride.”
Now, with her Young Adult debut, “The Outliers,” McCreight introduces a world in which female intuition will become scientific fact. The first in a suspenseful trilogy, “The Outliers” combines elements of sci-fi and adventure for a compelling glimpse at one troubled girl’s journey to overcome her fears as she learns that in order to survive, she must trust her instincts.
This Friday, June 10, McCreight will be participating in Barnes & Noble’s first-ever nationwide teen festival by giving a talk on “The Outliers” at the book store’s Park Slope location (267 Seventh Ave. at 7 p.m.). The free event, at which all are welcome, will be geared toward teens and middle schoolers. McCreight will also be giving away some of her own most-anticipated summer reads.
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