The Book Cellar
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The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss their September pick, The Secret Place by Tana French.
The Desi Lit Book Club meets to discuss their October pick, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.
Beth Kander will be at The Book Cellar to celebrate the release of debut novel Original Syn.
About Beth Kander:
Beth Kander lives and writes in Chicago, where stories keep her warm. Her dystopian epic "Original Syn" debuts in September (Owl House Books). An award-winning playwright, Beth has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women, and also holds degrees from Brandeis University and the University of Michigan. She drinks too much coffee and enjoys a variety of activities, but her favorite time is spent going on adventures with her husband and daughter, or snuggling on the couch with their two geriatric rescue dogs and some good books. www.bethkander.com
About Original Syn:
Fifty years after the Singularity, the world is divided into two populations locked in a cold war: Synthetic Citizens, or Syns, human-computer hybrids with extraordinary enhancements and potentially infinite lifespans; and Originals, the individuals who did not merge their bodies with the machines.
But the decades-long battle between Original and Syn is almost at an end, because the Originals are on the verge of extinction. One of the only young Originals left in the world, Ere, knows he might someday be the very last of his kind. But when he meets a beautiful, powerful Syn girl called Ever, he questions everything he's ever been told about his lifelong enemies.
Original Syn is a rich, dangerous world of family secrets, free will, forbidden love, and all of the unexpected peril that arises when aggressive technology meets stubborn humanity.