Join us for an exciting evening with debut author Meg Little Reilly when she introduces her new novel, We Are Unprepared. In the northern reaches of Vermont, Ash and Pia, recent transplants from New York, settle into small town life and contemplate starting a family. A few months later, news of "The Storm" shatters all their dreams. How do they react to news of the impending, devastating climatic event? Fanatic prepper? Government follower? And then "The Storm" erupts...and the choices made before, during and after The Storm change them as individuals, their marriage, and what's important in life to each of them. This event requires advanced registration, which is available here!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is a novel about the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a town and the entire Eastern seaboard. But the destruction begins early, when fear infects people's lives and spreads like the plague.
Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where Isole was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take.
We Are Unprepared is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human costs of our changing earth and, ultimately, a cautionary tale of survival and the human spirit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Meg Little Reilly previously worked for President Obama as deputy communications director for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and prior to that as spokesperson at the US Department of the Treasury. She has been a communicator for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and producer for Vermont Public Radio. A native of Vermont, she is a UVM graduate with deep ties around the state. She currently lives in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters.