Kerry Malawista Meet the Moon

Saturday, September 17 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a reading with Kerry Malawista, author of Meet the Moon.

Join us for a reading with Kerry Malawista, author of Meet the Moon. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: In 1970, thirteen-year-old Jody Moran wants more attention from her mother, who seems more worked up about the Apollo 13 astronauts. The astronauts are spared, but Jody’s mother dies in an accident. Jody’s father has taught them to believe in the “Power of Intention.” But could Jody’s feelings have caused Mom’s accident? To relieve her guilt and sadness, she devotes herself to mothering her younger siblings and finding someone to marry her father. For her adolescent firsts she has the help of her older sister, her father, and Grandma. But each first teaches her that death doesn’t happen just once.

About the Author: Kerry Malawista is a writer and psychoanalyst in Potomac, MD. She is co-chair of New Directions in Writing and founder of The Things They Carry Project. Her essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, Washingtonian, The Huffington Post, Bethesda Magazine, Arlington Magazine, and Delmarva Review, which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-author of Wearing my Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories (2011), The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby (2013), and When the Garden Isn’t Eden (2022), all with Columbia University Press, as well as Who’s Behind the Couch (Routledge Press, 2017). Meet the Moon is her first novel.

Meet the Moon will be released on September 15. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.

"A brilliantly faceted, life-affirming story about a girl and her family as they struggle to go on without Mom during a single year in the early seventies. Delightfully poignant and equally funny, this story reminiscent of Judy Blume will no doubt steal the heart of readers of all ages—just like it did mine."

—Jennifer Richard Jacobson, author of Small as an Elephant

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