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Barkreaders with Kim Van Alkemade
September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY
Donation: $5 Suggested
Kim Van Alkemade will read from her latest historical fiction novel, Counting Lost Stars, about a pioneering woman computer programmer in 1960 who helps a Holocaust survivor discover his mother’s fate. Open mic to follow: anyone can sign up to share a short piece of writing. We’ll end with a book sale and signing
Kim van Alkemade
Kim van Alkemade earned a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was a professor at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania before becoming a full-time writer living in Saratoga Springs. Her debut novel, Orphan #8, about medical experiments in a Jewish orphanage in the 1920s, was published in 2015 by William Morrow and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, the Indies Next List, was a Target Club Pick, an Indigo Pick of the Month, a Woman’s National Book Association Great Group Reads selection, and has been translated into eleven languages. Her second novel, Bachelor Girl, about a mysterious bequest to an unknown actress by the millionaire owner of the Yankees baseball team in 1939, was published in 2018 by Touchstone and was a Toronto Star bestseller. Her third novel, Counting Lost Stars, about a pioneering woman computer programmer in 1960 who helps a Holocaust survivor discover his mother’s fate, will be published by William Morrow in 2023.