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Kent State Stark Library Book Club: May 2018

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Kent State Stark Library Book Club

Meeting Date: 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Meeting will be held in the Library.

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Library Book Club Pick

The Woman in the Window

By: A.J. Finn

A.J. Finn

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https://www.amazon.com/A.-J.-Finn/e/B074BPQ4X3/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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Biography

I'm A. J. Finn, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW -- a debut novel that Stephen King describes as "remarkable" and I call "the best I could do." Guess which quote appears on the jacket.

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW has been sold in 40 territories around the world and is currently in development as a major film at Fox 2000, to be produced by Oscar winner Scott Rudin and written by Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts. I really want a cameo in the movie, in case anyone asks.

I spent a decade working in publishing in both New York and London, with a particular emphasis on thrillers and mysteries. Authors I published or helped acquire over the years include Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling), Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell, Carl Hiaasen, Sara Paretsky, and Nelson DeMille.

Now I write full-time, to the relief of my former colleagues. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW was inspired by a range of experiences: my lifelong love affair with suspense fiction, from the Sherlock Holmes stories I devoured as a kid to the work of Patricia Highsmith, whom I studied at the graduate level at Oxford; my passion for classic cinema, especially the films of Alfred Hitchcock; and my struggles with agoraphobia and depression. The result, I hope, is a psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Kate Atkinson, among others.

Stuff I love: reading; swimming; cooking; dogs; ice cream; travel. (Note that third semicolon. It's crucial. I do not love cooking dogs.) Given the chance, I'd seriously consider cloning my late yellow Labrador, Tugboat (2001-2012) -- one of history's few truly perfect creations. I collect first-edition books and divide my time between New York and London.