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An evening with Karen Raney discussing her novel All the Water in the World

By: Barnet Libraries, Hodder Books & Two Roads Books
Date:
Wednesday, 27th Jan 2021 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Osidge Library
Brunswick Park Road
London
N11 1EY
Price:
Free
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Meet at this online event, author Karen Raney discussing her Costa First Novel Award shortlist, All the Water in the World.

About this Event

On Wednesday 27 January from 7pm to 8pm (including a 15 minute Q&A session) Barnet Libraries presents: An evening with author Karen Raney discussing her Costa First Novel Award shortlist, All the Water in the World.

Told in the alternating voices of 16 year-old Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World moves between the family’s lake house in Pennsylvania, their home in Washington, DC, and London, as Maddy finds first love, seeks solace in music and art, and tracks down her father, Antonio. Living in the shadow of illness, she has to grow up fast. In voices that range from tender to funny, despairing to defiant, Maddy tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she only partly knows, in a world she can’t control.

Karen was awarded the 2017 Pat Kavanagh Prize for All the Water in the World, when the novel was still a work in progress. Born in Schenectady, New York, Raney attended Oberlin College, graduated from Duke University, and worked as a nurse before moving to London to study art. She lives in London with her husband and daughter, and teaches at the University of East London. All the Water in the World is her first novel.

Image of Karen Raney
Image of Karen Raney

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