Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Rebecca Mahoney, author of The Memory Eater! She'll be joined in conversation by Nicole Lesperance. This event takes place on Thursday, March 16 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition (50 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 02210).
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“An eerie tale offering equal measures of fright, angst, and emotional catharsis.” —Kirkus, starred review
A teenage girl must save her town from a memory-devouring monster in this piercing exploration of grief, trauma, and memory, from the author of The Valley and the Flood.
For generations, a monster called the Memory Eater has lived in the caves of Whistler Beach, Maine, surviving off the unhappy memories of those who want to forget. And for generations, the Harlows have been in charge of keeping her locked up—and keeping her fed.
After her grandmother dies, seventeen-year-old Alana Harlow inherits the family business. But there’s something Alana doesn’t know: the strange gaps in her memory aren’t from an accident. Her memories have been taken—eaten. And with them, she’s lost the knowledge of how to keep the monster contained.
Now the Memory Eater is loose. Alana’s mistake could cost Whistler Beach everything—unless she can figure out how to retrieve her memories and recapture the monster. But as Alana delves deeper into her family’s magic and the history of her town, she discovers a shocking secret at the center of the Harlow family business and learns that tampering with memories always comes at a price.
About the Authors
Rebecca Mahoney is the author of YA contemporary fantasy novels THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD and THE MEMORY EATER. She loves writing about the mechanics of fear, the cathartic power of the supernatural, and the care and feeding of the monsters in all of us. She lives in Medford, MA with two wonderful roommates and a cat named Mouse, and spends her spare time collecting cloche hats and cursing sailors at sea.
Nicole Lesperance is the author of THE DEPTHS, THE WIDE STARLIGHT, and the NIGHTMARE THIEF duology. She grew up on Cape Cod, spent a few years in London, and now lives near Boston with her husband, two kids, and two rambunctious black cats. In her spare time, she likes to knit, practice yoga, and read tarot cards.
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