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Authors @ NCL: Adrienne Brodeur in conversation with Alisyn Camerota

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

A mother’s affair involves her young daughter in this heartfelt memoir of love and betrayal.

On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Wild Game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.

A daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.


6:30 • Doors Open

7:00 • Discussion

8:00 • Book Signing


ADRIENNE BRODEUR has spent the past two decades of her professional life in the literary world—discovering voices, cultivating talent, and working to amplify underrepresented writers. Her publishing career began with founding the fiction magazine, Zoetrope: All-Storywith filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, where she served as editor in chief from 1996-2002. The magazine has won the prestigious National Magazine Award for best fiction four times. In 2005, she became an editor at Harcourt (later, HMH Books), where she acquired and edited literary fiction and memoir. Adrienne left publishing in 2013 to become Creative Director — and later Executive Director — of Aspen Words, a literary arts nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute. In 2017, she launched the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture. Adrienne splits her time between Cambridge and Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband and children.

ALISYN CAMEROTA is a CNN anchor and co-host on CNN’s morning show “New Day” with John Berman. During her tenure at CNN, Camerota has covered breaking news stories on the ground both internationally and domestically, her coverage of Hurricane’s Maria aftermath helped garner CNN an Edward R. Murrow Award. Camerota is also the author of Amanda Wakes Up, a novel she began writing while taking notes of her interviews of candidates in the 2012 presidential election. She wrote the book with the desire to remind readers of the importance of real journalism. Alisyn is married and lives in the New York area with her three children.

In partnership with Elm Street Books.


October 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lamb Room
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New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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