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Join critically acclaimed author Rhiannon Navin as she discusses her debut novel, Only Child. Told from the perspective of a 6-year-old boy, Only Child is a dazzling and tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the exquisite wisdom of children, who remind us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts, and that the quietest voices speak the loudest.
• 30- to 40-minute author talk
• Q & A
• Book sales and signing
Free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres served.
About the Book:
Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first-grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking 19 lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach’s mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter’s parents, holding them responsible for their son’s actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey toward healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
About the Author:
Rhiannon Navin grew up in Bremen, Germany, in a family of book-crazy women. Her career in advertising brought her to New York City, where she worked for several large agencies before becoming a full-time mother and writer. She now lives outside of New York City with her husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. Only Child is her first novel.