Read The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

  • April 29, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • The Rubyfruit Jungle (private residence)

At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, they are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen-year feud between the Delaneys and the church ensues. Ava and her family are displaced from the community even as they continue to live within it, trapped inside their creaky, shadowy old house. When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, her presence stirs up the past and ghosts and other restless things begin to emerge. And something is reignited in Ava: the indifferent woman she has become begins to give way to the wild girl, and the passionate artist, she used to be. But not without a struggle that threatens her well-being and, ultimately, her life.

Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction.

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  • Elizabeth R.

    OMG, one of the best books and meet-ups evar! Thanks awesome people for reading and showing up! :)

    4 · April 30, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    I have just e-mailed out the address for tonight, so check the e-mail you used to sign up to meet-up with and spam folder if you do not see it. If you need to update your RSVP bc you can't come, please do so. Otherwise we look forward to seeing you tonight! <3

    P.S. "No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air." and we have it!

    April 29, 2014

  • Emma G.

    I've been sick, so I don't think I'll be able to make this one.

    April 28, 2014

  • Debi

    So sorry! Gonna have to work late tomorrow after all. Not able to make it.

    April 28, 2014

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    April 27, 2014

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