Book Launch: Lisa Lutz - "The Swallows"

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

RSVP Requested. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

Lisa Lutz will talk with author Alison Gaylin about her blistering, timely tale of revenge and disruption that shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too long—and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls.

Lisa LutzThe Swallows by Lisa LutzAlison Gaylin

“Wes Anderson meets Muriel Spark in this delicious and vicious battle of the sexes set within a private school. Wickedly fun and wildly subversive but packing an emotional punch, The Swallows is as powerful as it is timely.”—Nationally bestselling author Megan Abbott

When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, she’s hoping to put a painful past behind her. Then one of her creative writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students. Before long, Alex is immersed in an investigation of the students atop the school’s social hierarchy—and their connection to something called the Darkroom. She soon inspires the girls who’ve started to question the school’s “boys will be boys” attitude and incites a resistance. But just as the movement is gaining momentum, Alex attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about her—and what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place.

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling, Alex Award-winning author of the Spellman Files series, as well as the novels Heads You Lose (with David Hayward),  How to Start a Fire, and The Passenger. She has also written for film and TV, including HBO's The Deuce. She lives part-time in in the Hudson Valley.

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event but can be made available with advance notice. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

The Passenger Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451686647
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 29th, 2016

How to Start a Fire Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544705180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2016