Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Memoir: Secrets, Lies, and the Mysteries of Our Youth [pre-recorded]
Betsy Bonner
Betsy Bonner
The Book of Atlantis Black
Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn
This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire
Helen Fremont
Helen Fremont
The Escape Artist

Secrets: almost every family has them. The three memoirists in this audio session will talk about the secrets and mysteries that haunt their lives. Helen Fremont, in The Escape Artist, explores the psychological fallout stemming from her parents’ refusal to acknowledge that they were survivors of the Holocaust. In The Book of Atlantis Black, poet Betsy Bonner delves into the mysterious and troubling facts surrounding her sister’s death in a blend of memoir and literary true crime. And poet and memoirist Nick Flynn skillfully and lyrically blends the secrets and mysteries of his early life with his own secrets in This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire. Journalist, writer, and founder of TheEditorial.com, Heidi Legg, delves into the truth of these memoirists’ stories about secrets, lies, and mysteries. Listen to the end for a special offer from the BBF and W.W. Norton!