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Author Event with Kathleen West
Half Price Books Flagship
Dallas, TX
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Feb 19, 2020 7:00 PM



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Author Event with Kathleen West
ABOUT THE BOOK
Perfect for fans of Whered You Go, Bernadette and Small Admissions, a wry and cleverly observed debut novel about the privileged bubble that is Liston Heights Highthe micro-managing parents, the overworked teachers, and the students caught in the middleand the fallout for each of them when the bubble finally bursts.

When a devoted teacher comes under pressure for her progressive curriculum and a helicopter mom goes viral on social media, two women at odds with each other find themselves in similar predicaments, having to battle back from certain social ruin.

Isobel Johnson has spent her career in Liston Heights sidestepping the communitys high-powered families. But when she receives a threatening voicemail accusing her of Anti-Americanism and a liberal agenda, shes in the spotlight. Meanwhile, Julia Abbott, obsessed with the casting of the schools winter musical, makes an error in judgment that has far-reaching consequences for her entire family.

Brought together by the sting of public humiliation, Isobel and Julia learn firsthand how entitlement and competition can go too far, thanks to a secret Facebook page created as an outlet for parent grievances. The Liston Heights High student body will need more than a strong sense of school spirit to move past these campus dramas in an engrossing debut novel that addresses parents behaving badly and teenagers speaking up, even against their own families.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen West is a writer, teacher, reader, and semi-professional minivan driver. A life-long Minnesotan, she holds degrees from Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Her debut novel, Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes, will be out from Berkley (Penguin Random House) on February 4, 2020. She lives in Minneapolis with her hilarious husband, their two sporty sons, and an ill-behaved goldendoodle.

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Half Price Books Flagship (View)
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231
United States


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Arts > Literary

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Non-Smoking: Yes!

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