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Coffee & Crime: Jessica Strawser

July 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


JOIN US as we host native Pittsburgher and author, Jessica Strawser for Coffee & Crime on Saturday, July 1st at 10:30AM. Jessica will be here to discuss her debut novel ALMOST MISSED YOU.

“An emotional powerhouse of a novel. Strawser’s tale of guilt, blame, redemption, and forgiveness is a must-read.” – Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain

Jessica Strawser writes from the heart.” – Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Most Wanted

August 2010: Cincinnatians Finn and Violet have a flirtatious encounter on a Florida beach, but circumstances beyond their control permit them from learning each other’s names. Upon returning home, Finn decides to take fate into his own hands and posts a brief message on the Cincinnati Craigslist Missed Connections page. Four days later, he receives a response: Okay stranger, I’ll bite. Let’s see if I am your me and you are my you. Fountain Square, Saturday, 7:00? But it’s not Violet who answers his message. It’s Maribel. The two fall madly in love and, in the months after, become engaged to be married.

August 2016: Violet is sitting on a Florida beach—a book in one hand, a piña colada in the other—and enjoying the rare and blissful stillness around her in the hour after Finn took their beloved son, Bear, up to their hotel room for his daily nap. But when Violet returns and opens the door to their room she finds that every trace of her husband and son are gone. As if they’d never been there at all.

By day, Jessica Strawser is the editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. By night, she is a fiction writer with a debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU, new from St. Martin’s Press (named to the March 2017 Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction shortlist!), and another stand-alone novel to follow in 2018. And by the minute, she is a proud wife and mom to two super sweet and super young kids in Cincinnati, Ohio.

*This event is FREE, and coffee and cookies will be provided.


July 1, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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