It’s an exciting experience to celebrate with an author at the launch of their book. And it’s not often when the highly anticipated book is also set in Iowa! Iowans will have two opportunities to hear Waterloo native Greer Macallister read from and talk about her first novel, The Magician’s Lie, recently published by Sourcebooks.
Macallister launches her book on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7 pm at LETS Center for the Healing and Creative Arts in Washington, Iowa. Her second Iowa event will be at the Book Vault (Oskaloosa, Iowa) on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm. (For a complete listing of Macallister’s events across the country, see: this website)
Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and novelist, with a MFA in Creative Writing from The American University. Folks are raving about her first novel, which caught eye of the editors at O, The Oprah Magazine, where it’s named one of three books to settle in with on a long winter’s evening and is described as "more bewitching than a crackling fire."
Fitting within the genre of historical fiction, The Magician’s Lie is set in Waterloo, Iowa in the early 1900s. It’s the story of a female magician/illusionist accused of murdering her husband after an evening performance. Just as the magician enchants her audiences, Macallister enchants us, the readers, throughout this spellbinding, captivating, and mesmerizing book. Through twists and turns, we wait, wondering how (or if) the tale will unravel.
Claire Kirch of Publisher’s Weekly interviewed Greer Macallister last summer, when Macallister was at Book Expo. In that interview, Macallister stated: "Writing is a kind of magic. You’re asking your reader to believe in a world that doesn’t exist. That’s what magic is." Grab one of two opportunities to meet Macallister this January! If you’re unable to make it to one of her Iowa events, support your local independent bookstore and get swept up in the magic of The Magician’s Lie.
The Magician’s Lie is one of three books selected by The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association for January’s Midwest Connections picks, and has been named to the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next list for January. Find a warm fire to settle in front, pull out your copy of The Magician’s Lie, and lose yourself to the wonders of a well-wrought tale.
Photo: from Book Expo, credit to G. Macallister