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In the third installment of Bookish's Spring season, Amy will host two authors; Tracy O'Neill and Sari Wilson.  Tracy O'Neill will discuss her work, The Hopeful, in which a figure skating prodigy is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to compete in the Olympics.  Sari Wilson's book, Girl Through Glass, is an enthralling literary debut that tells the story of a young girl's coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Tracy O'Neill's, The Hopeful, was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize.  In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship.  Her fiction has appeared in Granta, LitHub, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Literarian and GuernicaSari Wilson has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, a Find Arts Work Center Fellow in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has received a residency from The Corporation of Yaddo.  Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in literary journals such as Agni, Oxford American, and Slice.


Curated and hosted by novelist Amy Shearn. Books will be sold at this event.

Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn andHow Far Is The Ocean From Here. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Real Simple,, and elsewhere. She created and hosted the beloved Lit at Lark reading series in Kensington, Brooklyn, where she lives with her family.


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