We are very pleased to welcome Middlebury alum Arden to celebrate her debut novel in a planned trilogy. Arden will read from, discuss and sign her incredible new fantasy novel The Bear and the Nightingale.
Thursday, February 9th, 6:30 p.m. at the Vermont Book Shop.
This event is free and open to the public. Booksigning to follow.
The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. “Deep in a Russian forest, fantastic creatures roam the dark woods and exert their power over the people who live there. Vasya, the youngest daughter of the now-deceased Marina, is able to see and communicate with the sprites and other beings, and her inherited abilities are visible to some who would help her. Pyotr, her father, is given a powerful stone and commanded to pass it on to her, but he resists, waiting to wait until she is older and more restrained, controlled. Rich Russian fairy tale strands are woven through vivid and authentic descriptions of 14th-century life in the far north country and Moscow. This book is enchanting,” says Jenny Lyons of the Vermont Book Shop.
Following her acceptance to Middlebury College, Katherine Arden deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature, taking eight months to study abroad in Paris and another eight months in Moscow. After receiving her BA magna cum laude, Arden lived and worked in Maui, Hawaii, and France. She currently lives and writes in Brandon.