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In-Person Book Launch: Direct Sunlight by Christine Sneed
We are delighted to welcome Christine Sneed to celebrate the publication of her newest short story collection, Direct Sunlight. Christine will be joined in conversation by author, editor, and publisher Kathleen Rooney. The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing.
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The twelve stories in Direct Sunlight are inspired by the memorable strangeness of everyday life. The characters in these topically diverse tales experience events that bring the terms of their day-to-day lives and their relationships into focus in a way hitherto foreign to them. The title story features two adult children learning of their father’s second family long after his death in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “Mega Millions” explores the aftermath of a small-town midwestern factory employee’s enormous lottery win. In “Dear Kelly Bloom,” a young journalist takes on the role of advice columnist at a faltering Chicago newspaper around the time of the 2008 financial meltdown and soon finds himself tasked with replying to his own mother’s letter requesting guidance on family matters. In “The Monkey’s Uncle Louis,” a contentedly childless man tries to make sense of his sister’s decision to adopt a capuchin monkey after she and her husband find themselves unable to conceive a baby of their own.