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An Evening With Tom Perrotta & Ruth Ware

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John Dutton Theatre

Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor

616 Macleod Trail

Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2

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You’ll laugh – and perhaps squirm – when Tom Perotta presents from his raunchily funny new novel Mrs. Fletcher. You’ll shake – and squirm with terror when Ruth Ware reads from her latest psychological crime thriller, The Lying Game. A rare opportunity to experience a conversation and readings from best-selling, international publishing heavyweights.

Mrs. Fletcher (Tom Perrotta)

A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with an anonymous text reading “U R my MILF!” While leading her all-too-placid life, Eve can’t curtail her obsession with the message and her new interest in a website that features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan, a jock and aspiring frat-boy, discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head one fateful November night.

Sharp, witty and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

The Lying Game (Ruth Ware)

Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives a text reading ‘I need you’ from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they attended school 17 years ago? The four first met at Salten House Boarding School, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the girls were eventually expelled after Kate’s dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways. Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea and Fatima discover that their lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all. In order to protect their reputations and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Atmospheric, twisty, with just the right amount of chill, The Lying Game will have readers at the edge of their seats, not knowing who can be trusted in this tangled web of lies.

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