Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller, author of GMA Book Club pick The Change, joins us to discuss her provocative and hilarious summer read that will have book lovers cheering and everyone talking! Kirsten brings us a bracing, wildly entertaining satire in Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books, all about a small Southern town, a pitched battle over banned books, and a little lending library that changes everything. Kirsten will discuss her books, answer audience questions, and sign copies! 

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Beverly Underwood and her arch enemy, Lula Dean, live in the tiny town of Troy, Georgia, where they were born and raised. Now Beverly is on the school board, and Lula has become a local celebrity by embarking on mission to rid the public libraries of all inappropriate books—none of which she’s actually read. To replace the “pornographic” books she’s challenged at the local public library, Lula starts her own lending library in front of her home: a cute wooden hutch with glass doors and neat rows of the worthy literature that she’s sure the town’s readers need.

What Lula doesn’t know is that a local troublemaker has stolen her wholesome books, removed their dust jackets, and restocked Lula’s library with banned books: literary classics, gay romances, Black history, witchy spell books, Judy Blume novels, and more. One by one, neighbors who borrow books from Lula Dean’s library find their lives changed in unexpected ways. Finally, one of Lula Dean’s enemies discovers the library and decides to turn the tables on her, just as Lula and Beverly are running against each other to replace the town’s disgraced mayor.

That’s when all the townspeople who’ve been borrowing from Lula’s library begin to reveal themselves. That's when the showdown that’s been brewing between Beverly and Lula will roil the whole town...and change it forever.

Kirsten Miller is the author of The Change, a GMA Book Club pick, as well as the groundbreaking YA series starring Kiki Strike. Born and raised in a small town in North Carolina, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
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Published: William Morrow - June 18th, 2024

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