Authors Olga Grushin and Karen Fowler to appear at virtual event

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Award-winning author Olga Grushin will appear for The BookMark's virtual author event at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. She will introduce her new book, “The Charmed Wife,” and will participate in a conversation with author Karen Fowler. 

“The Charmed Wife” has been described as a “spellbinding, sophisticated literary fairy tale for the 21st century.”

Part dark epilogue to the story of Cinderella, part feminist revenge fantasy, Grushin's subversive fourth novel picks up with the eponymous heroine 13 years after her marriage to Prince Charming brought her the seemingly perfect life — and the princess wants out. 

The novel upends conventional wisdom about one of the most well-known stories in modern history, begging the question: What really comes after Happily Ever After?

Brimming with insights about love, desire and romantic expectations, “The Charmed Wife” deconstructs traditional fairy tale tropes about marriage and happiness to deliver a fresh perspective on contemporary womanhood. 

Moscow-born Grushin moved to the United States when she was 18. She is the author of three previous novels, “Forty Rooms,” “The Line” and “The Dream Life of Sukhanov.” The latter, her debut novel, won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was one of The New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. Her work has been translated into 16 languages.

Karen Fowler is the author of six novels, including Booker Prize finalist and international bestseller “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” “Wits End” and “The Jane Austen Book Club.”

For the link to reserve your spot and join the crowdcast, go to facebook.com/bookmarkbeach and click “events.” For more information about this BookMark event, go to www.bookmarkbeach.com, send an email to bkmark@bellsouth.net or call 904-241-9026.

 The BookMark is located at 220 First St., Neptune Beach.

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