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Join a native Larchmont resident and Mamaroneck High School graduate, Karen Dukess, as she discusses her debut novel The Last Book Party. Karen can sometimes be seen writing at both the Mamaroneck Public Library and the Larchmont Public Library! The Last Book Party is a propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.
Karen Dukess has a work history as eclectic as her taste in books. She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme. She has blogged on raising boys for The Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today. She has a degree in Russian Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. She lives with her family near New York City and spends as much time as possible in Truro on Cape Cod. The Last Book Party, which the New York Times called “a spare, bittersweet page-turner,” is her debut novel.
To join Karen Dukess for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by going to www.larchmontlibrary.org/karendukess61120/. This program is cosponsored by the Mamaroneck Public Library.