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*CANCELLED* MELANIE ABRAMS at Books Inc. Berkeley

Melanie Abrams author photo and Meadowlark cover image

Editor, photographer, and UC Berkeley writing professor Melanie Abrams shares her gripping novel, Meadowlark.

A haunting novel about the lasting effects of childhood trauma and the resulting choices we make for our children.

After growing up in an austere spiritual compound, two teenagers, Simrin and Arjun, escape and go their separate ways. Years later, Simrin receives an email from Arjun. As they reconnect, Simrin learns that he has become the charismatic leader of Meadowlark, a commune in the Nevada desert that allows children to discover their "gifts."

In spite of their fractured relationship, Simrin, a photojournalist, agrees to visit Meadowlark to document its story. She arrives at the commune with her five-year-old daughter in tow and soon realizes there is something disturbing about Arjun's beliefs concerning children and their unusual abilities. When she discovers that the commune is in the midst of a criminal investigation, her unease grows deeper still.

As tensions with police heighten, Arjun's wife begins to make plans of her own, fearing the exposure the investigation might bring for her and her children. Both mothers find themselves caught in a desperate situation, and as the conflict escalates, everyone involved must make painful--and potentially tragic--choices that could change their worlds forever.

Event date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Books: 
Meadowlark Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781542007351
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - May 1st, 2020

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