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Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Author talk, Liz Moore, Long Bright River (Riverhead Books 1/7/2020)
Tickets required, free, reserve on Eventbrite.

For event information and book orders, visit www.letsplaybooks.com  
Bethlehem Area Public Library
11 West Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Books are available to purchase in advance at Let’s Play Books Bookstore or reserve to be purchased at the event through www.letsplaybooks.com. Books must be purchased from Let’s Play Books Bookstore to enter the signing line following the talk.


Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing. In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.

Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit–and her sister–before it’s too late.

Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters’ childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.

Advance praise for Long Bright River


Readers everywhere are swooning! From January IndieNext pick to the first Good Morning America Book Club pick of the decade (check out GMA calling it the next Gone Girl)! Entertainment Weekly, labeling it a must-read and comparing it to the work of Dennis Lehane. It’s also the New York Times Book Review’s inaugural pick for their brand-new “Group Text” column, declaring that Liz Moore “should be a household name.” The NYT explains why this is the perfect book club pick: “Moore gives you a lot to chew on here: workplace ethics, geographic inertia, family loyalty. Her careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.”

“[Moore’s] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.” – The New York Times Book Review 

“This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and Mystic River). But it’s also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life – powerful and genre-defying.” – People
“A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters. Long Bright River is an outstanding crime novel… I absolutely loved it.”
—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novels Heft and The Unseen World. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.

Let’s Play Books Bookstore is a full-service, general interest independent bookstore serving the Lehigh Valley. Located at 244 Main Street in Emmaus, the shop provides programs books and programming for adults, children, and schools, fostering a sense of community through reading for education and entertainment. www.letsplaybooks.com

Bethlehem Area Public Library is located in Bethlehem, PA. The Library is a dedicated community partner committed to life-long learning, serving 114,175 residents of the City of Bethlehem and three surrounding municipalities. The Library strengthens our communities with an outstanding collection of print and digital resources, informative programs, and innovative services. www.bapl.org


Information and image provided to TVL by:
Kirsten Hess
Let’s Play Books Bookstore
244 Main St.
Emmaus, PA 18049