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New Novel by Laura Brodie

— by on July 2nd, 2012

“All the Truth,” a novel by Laura Brodie, visiting professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be published on Tuesday (July 3) by Penguin’s Berkley Books.

The novel is set in a small college (Horford) in a rural Virginia town (Jackson). Emma Greene teaches English at the college and lives out in the country with her husband and daughter. One dark night, three of her students trespass on her property while her daughter is asleep and her husband is away. The violent confrontation of that night sets the stage for a psychological drama.

“All the Truth” was released in Germany on May 20 and has been on the bestseller list there for four weeks. Laura’s first novel, “The Widow’s Season,” was also a bestseller in Germany, reaching No. 11 on the list. It has been optioned for a feature film.

Laura is also the author of “Breaking Out: VMI and the Coming of Women” and “Love in a Time of Homeschooling,” which tells the story of her experience homeschooling her daughter.

If you’re in Lexington Tuesday, the novel’s publication will be celebrated at Books and Co., at 29 W. Nelson St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Laura will be reading from the novel at 5:30  p.m. You can read the opening chapter of “All the Truth” on Laura’s website, www.laurabrodieauthor.com.

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