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June 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Animal: A Virtual Evening with Lisa Taddeo & Elin Hilderbrand


June 30, 2021
7:00 pm



Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…

A Virtual Evening with Lisa Taddeo in conversation with Elin Hilderbrand


(Avid Reader, $27.99)

Wednesday, June 30, 7 PM ET

LIVE via Crowdcast



Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman’s exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in Animal, the “ferociously beautiful” (Library Journal) debut novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women, named to more than thirty best-of-the-year lists and hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “a heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece” (Esquire).

I am depraved. I hope you like me.

Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the sweltering hills above Los Angeles, Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child—that has haunted her every waking moment—while forging the power to finally strike back.

Animal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society.



About the Author:

LISA TADDEO is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour, and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing, and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.

About the Moderator:

ELIN HILDERBRAND grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. Her short fiction has appeared in SeventeenThe Massachusetts Review, and The Colorado Review. She lives with her family in Nantucket, Massachusetts.