After the SJ Humanists' January meetup (at 10:30am), Ms. Egan will arrive at 12:30 to talk and read from her book. Some background on the book is below:
Named in “Best Books of 2013” by Kirkus Review THE OUTCAST ORACLE by LAURY A. EGAN
“Simply delicious fun from start to finish.” “A beautifully written novel.”—Kirkus Review (***starred review)
Set in 1959, near New York’s Lake Ontario, Charlene Whitestone has been deserted by her parents and left in the custody of her grandfather C.B. Although he loves Charlie, C.B. is a charming con artist, moonshiner, and religious fraud who inducts her into his various enterprises. Written in a satiric Mark Twain style, The Outcast Oracle is a great read for adults and teenagers.
Available from Humanist Press and online retailers in eBook and paperback editions. ( Late teens through adult.)
Laury A. Egan is the author of The Outcast Oracle and the collection, Fog and Other Stories, both published by Humanist Press in 2013, as well as the psychological suspense novel, Jenny Kidd (Vagabondage Press). Two volumes of poetry, Snow, Shadows, a Stranger and Beneath the Lion’s Paw as well as a chapbook, The Sea & Beyond, were issued by FootHills Publishing.