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    Annie Hartnett – Rabbit Cake

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    When:
    Apr 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    2017-04-08T11:00:00-04:00
    2017-04-08T12:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    McIntyre's Books
    2000 Fearrington Village Center
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    McIntyre's Books
    919-542-3030

    “A brilliant book . . . How a whip-smart young girl handles the loss of her mother and the reorientation of her family; charming and beautifully written.” – Kirkus, Starred Review
    Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months.
    But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know — like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother’s silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother’s death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people – and animals – of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.
    Annie is a 2013 graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alabama, and was the 2013-2014 Writer-in-Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She currently teaches classes on the novel and the short story at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston.

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