AWARD WINNING AUTHOR & HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENT  CAROL GOODMAN TO LAUNCH NEW NOVEL – “RIVER ROAD” – AT OBLONG IN JANUARY

Tuesday, January 196:00 p.m.
Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck

RHINEBECK NY— Oblong Books & Music is happy to announce that award winning author Carol Goodman will launch her latest novel RIVER ROAD (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone) – a chilling new psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident – on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. – 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Admission to this event is free but an rsvp is requested – rsvp@oblongbooks.com.

 
The author’s previous novels for adults include The Sonnet Lover (2007), The Drowning Tree (2004), as well as the award-winning The Lake of Dead Languages (2002) and The Seduction of Water (2003)among othersShe is also the author of a series of novels The Demon Lover, The Water Witch, and The Angel Stonewritten under the pseudonym of Juliet Dark.
Not content with writing just for adults – Goodman is also the author of the Blythewood series of novels for young adults. The third book in the series – HAWTHORN – was published this month by Viking Books for Young Readers.

Goodman’s books have twice been nominated for the IMPAC award, the Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark award, and the Nero Wolfe Award, and her novel The Seduction of Water won the Hammett Prize in 2003. Her short stories have appeared in The Greensboro ReviewLiteral Latte, Midwest QuarterlyNew York Quarterlyand Other Voices. She lives in the Hudson Valley and teaches Creative Writing at SUNY New Paltz.

Author Carol Goodman, in her writing studio, in her home. Photo by Jennifer May.

Author Carol Goodman, in her writing studio, in her home. Photo by Jennifer May.

About the book:
Nan Lewis a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she’s been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when she gets out of her car to look for it, the deer is nowhere to be found. Eager to get home and out of the oncoming snowstorm, Nan is forced to leave her car at the bottom of her snowy driveway to wait out the longest night of the year and the lowest point of her life. The next morning, Nan is woken up by a police officer at her door with terrible news one of her students, Leia Dawson, was killed in a hit-and-run on River Road the night before. And because of the damage to her car, Nan is a suspect. In the days following the accident, Nan finds herself shunned by the same community that rallied around her when her own daughter was killed in an eerily similar accident six years prior. When Nan begins finding disturbing tokens that recall the death of Nan’s own daughter, Nan suspects that the two accidents are connected.

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