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VIRTUAL EVENT: Sara Herchenroether

Sara Herchenroether discusses

The Night Flowers

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Sara Herchenroether. The Night Flowers (Tin House, $26.95).

People tend to think of us as shadows. Blurred black mist. Often, it’s “out of the corner of my eye.” People sense the cold. I’ve heard of ghost hunters who use a tape measure, laying it on the ground to mark our boundaries. I don’t want to be measured.

In 1983, deep in New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, the bodies of a young woman and two children were found. Who were they? How did they get there?

Thirty years later, two women find themselves drawn to the cold case. Librarian Laura MacDonald begins her own investigation as a way to distract herself from breast cancer treatments and becomes consumed by her search for answers. Jean Martinez is a veteran detective determined to keep working cold cases for the Sierra County police force even as her family begs her to retire. With only fragments from dusty case files and a witness who doesn’t want to remember, this unlikely duo is determined—no matter the cost—to uncover the truth behind the murders. And with their help, the woman in the woods is finally able to tell her story on her own terms and summon the power to be found.

The Night Flowers—a haunting debut thriller written with pulse-pounding precision and a deep understanding of the psychology of violence and the tenacity of those who combat it—announces the arrival of Sara Herchenroether as an exciting new voice.

Sara Herchenroether wrote her first novel in the sixth grade, published in serial form, when her Language Arts teacher let her read a chapter a week every Friday. After photocopying her wide-ruled handwritten pages and mailing them to the Big Five, it didn’t sell. She went on to graduate sixth grade (and middle and high school) and study English at Northwestern University. Sara Herchenroether taught American Literature and AP English at Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, New York for seven years and another year in New Haven. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Teaching and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts.



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May 04
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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