Last Friday, about twenty of 100+ From Left to Write bloggers attended the BlogHer’10 Conference in New York City. Amidst the business of conference sessions, networking, parties and just seeing NYC, the From Left to Write bloggers were honored to enjoy a relaxed and intimate private book signing and drinks with author Karen Bergreen, a New York comedian who recently published her first novel, Following Polly, a summer reading pick of Oprah’s O Magazine.
From Left to Write will be reading and holding a book club on Following Polly on September 14th.
About the book:
Would you call Alice Teakle a stalker? Or just someone with an, um, healthy obsession with golden girl Polly Linley Dawson? No one much notices Alice: not her boss, not the neighbors, not even her Mother.
Besides, everyone follows Polly: her business selling high-end lingerie you can imagine only her elegant self wearing, her all-over-the-social-pages marriage to movie director Humphrey Dawson, her chic looks, her wardrobe. Alice just follows her a little more….closely.
And when she loses her job and starts to follow Polly Dawson one Manhattan autumn afternoon, Alice stumbles on the object of her attention sprawled dead on the floor of a boutique. Alice is forced to become truly beneath anyone’s notice. Invisible, in fact. Because she’s accused of murder.
But can another obsession help save Alice with the fallout? Charlie is Alice’s longtime unattainable crush. He might be able to help her out of the mess she’s in…in return for a favor or two, that is. And how will Alice find out if Charlie is really the man Alice thinks he is?
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