Friday, August 14, 6:00 PM in the Book Shop:
Mary Louise Kelly, author of The Bullet
From the author of the critically acclaimed Anonymous Sources, which the Washington Post compared to “an Alfred Hitchcock thriller,” her latest novel, The Bullet, is a thriller; story about fear, family secrets, and one woman’s hunt for answers. The talent behind the story is that while the book is clearly an action-packed page-turner, still it remains within the bounds of believability, which makes it very compelling, even for readers who may not enjoy the genre.
Mary Louise Kelly spent two decades traveling the world as a reporter for NPR and the BBC. Her assignments have taken her from grimy Belfast bars to the glittering ports of the Persian Gulf, and from mosques in Hamburg to the ruined deserts of Iraq. As an NPR correspondent covering the intelligence beat and the Pentagon, she reported on wars, terrorism, and rising nuclear powers. A Georgia native, her first job was working as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kelly was educated at Harvard and at Cambridge University in England. She lives in Washington, DC, and Florence, Italy, with her husband and their two children. Kelly will read from and sign copies of her book which will be available for sale, and talk about how her former life has informed her writing life, examining the grey areas in-between fiction and reality.