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Author: Alyssa Cole and Rachel Fiege in Conversation, When No One is Watching

Jan./Feb. On the Same Page selection
Thursday, 2/23/2023
6:00 - 7:00
African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Fl
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Author Alyssa Cole and Rachel Fiege, SFPL Librarian, discuss Cole's book When No One Is Watching, our Jan./Feb.  On the Same Page book selection.

This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for Zoom attendance. In-person attendance does not require registration; seats available first come, first served.

Longtime Black residents are leaving Gifford Place, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. But why? In this novel, Alyssa Cole, well-known as a romance writer, creates an original thriller that includes a bit of history, social commentary and a little romance. Sydney, who is recently divorced, returns to her Brooklyn neighborhood to care for her mother. She connects with her neighbor Theo, who is a newcomer to the block after buying a brownstone with his girlfriend.  

Together, they begin to research the complicated history of Gifford Place. As people begin disappearing from the neighborhood, paranoia and fear begin to grow. Racism and greed fuel a shockingly fast-paced ending full of surprises. This book starts off steady and measured, but you’ll find yourself sprinting by the end.  

Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance and thrillers. Her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original, and the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and her contemporary royal romcom A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. Her books have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Library JournalBuzzFeedKirkusBooklistJezebelShondalandVultureBook RiotEntertainment Weekly and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets. 

Connect:

Alyssa Cole - Website | Alyssa Cole - Instagram | Alyssa Cole - Twitter



Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

On The Same Page is a bimonthly city-wide read.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.

More Than a Month recognizes important events in Black history, honors community and national leaders and fosters steps towards collective change. Programming features authors, poets and craft classes. 


This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


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