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Park Slope Author Launching Paperback at PowerHouse on 8th

Kimberly McCreight releasing paperback New York Times bestseller set in Park Slope.

Photo via powerhouseon8th.com.
Photo via powerhouseon8th.com.
Park Slope author Kimberly McCreight is set to launch her new paperback 'Reconstructing Amelia' at POWERHOUSE on 8th in Park Slope Dec. 3.

The book, a literary mystery set in Park Slope, was published last Spring by Harper Collins and has made New York Times Bestseller list, is currently a finalist for Goodreads Mystery of the year and has even been optioned by HBO.

According to McCreight, the book was inspired by her experiences as a mother, specifically her fears for her daughters as they grow older.  

"I find myself wondering more and more how I will protect them in such an increasingly complex world," she said. "But the book was also very much inspired by current events, the many news accounts of cyber-bullying and it's often tragic consequences.  What's most disheartening is how many new stories have surfaced since I wrote the book."

A writer who worked for years through rejection trying to get a book published, McCreight is still in disbelief seeing her book on the New York Times bestseller list.

"Unreal," she said. "I mean that literally, too--as in I still don't fully believe it.  I worked for so many years to get a book published and faced so much rejection that I was legitimately worried that my book wouldn't actually be on store shelves after its release.  That it would all be some big misunderstanding. Holding it in my hands that first day was amazing.  "

'Reconstructing Amelia' has received rave reviews as it touches on those popular current events and strikes a chord with readers.

"The positive response since Reconstructing Amelia's publication has been incredible," she said, "particularly the messages I've received from readers moved by the story."  

The paperback will be released Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at POWERHOUSE on 8th and is available for $15.99.

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