Spend your evening with authors Emily Adrian and Rufi Thorpe as they discuss Emily's new novel, Everything Here is Under Control! There will be plenty of time to answer your questions during this Crowdcast event!
“Emily Adrian is such a uniquely perceptive writer, possessing a kind of X-ray vision that finds the hidden truths inside of us, no matter how painful they might be... A beautiful, bracing novel by an amazing, open-hearted writer.” —Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here
About the Book:
Amanda is a new mother, and she is breaking. After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in the car and drives from Queens to her hometown in rural Ohio, where she shows up unannounced on the doorstep of her estranged childhood best friend. Amanda thought that she had left Carrie firmly
in the past. After their friendship ended, their lives diverged radically: Carrie had a baby the summer after high school, became a successful tattoo artist, and never escaped Ohio’s conservative grid of close-cut grass. But the trauma of childbirth and shock of motherhood compel Amanda to go back to the beginning and to trace the tangled roots of friendship and family in her own life.
Compelling and engaging, Everything Here Is under Control is a raw, honest, occasionally hilarious portrait of the complexity, conflicting emotions, and physical trauma of both modern motherhood and the intense, intimate friendships that women forge in their youth.
About the Authors:
Emily Adrian is the author of two critically acclaimed young adult novels, Like It Never Happened and The Foreseeable Future. Everything Here is under Control is her first adult novel. A former resident of Richmond, VA, she now lives in New Haven, CT, with her husband, her son, and their dog, Hank.
Rufi Thorpe’s third novel, The Knockout Queen, was an IndieNext Pick, a People Book of the Week, and a Book of the Month Club pick. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and O Magazine among others.