Silver Spring Village invites you to join local author Carol Solomon as she uses her collection of short stories to explore the power of reading and writing during this time of Covid. The presentation includes readings from her new book Love, Loss, & Ghosts and encourages participants to find their own voices in writing.
Along with nine new stories, Solomon’s collection features seven previously published stories, including the award-winning story “The Fixer.” In story after story, Solomon reveals a person who has lost love and found a substitute—sometimes another person, sometimes self-destructive behavior, sometimes a ghost. Her stories take place in the Maryland suburbs, in a rural Midwest town, and in an Orthodox Jewish community—settings that frame her characters’ losses and limit their choices. Her characters, often deeply flawed, surprise us with their capacity to endure.
Love, Loss, & Ghosts, which is supported by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, was released in November 2020. Free copies of the collection will be given to up to ten participants in the presentation.
Solomon, a former educator, lives in Montgomery County with her husband. Her YA novel Imagining Katherine was designated a Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Her short fiction has appeared in Lilith, Bethesda Magazine, Persimmon Tree, Little Patuxent Review, Loch Raven Review, and Jewish Fiction.net.
Love, Loss, & Ghosts will be discussed at the joint Village and library's Afternoon Book Group the same afternoon at 2:00 via Zoom.
Ms Solomon's discussion will be available via Zoom:
PHONE: 301 715 8592
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