Brittany Cavallaro, author of A Study in Charlotte

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Brittany Cavallaro, author of A Study in Charlotte

A Room of One's Own is delighted to help Brittany Cavallaro launch her debut young adult novel, A Study In Charlotte!

About the Author: Brittany Cavallaro received her BA from Middlebury College and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the David and Jean Milofsky Prize in Creative Writing. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and has also been awarded a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship, and a Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship and a Chancellor’s Fellowship from UW-Milwaukee, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. Her book of poems, Girl-King, was published by the University of Akron Press in January 2015. Selected poems have been or will be featured in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Tin House, and Best New Poets, among others. A Study in Charlotte is her first novel.

About the Novel: The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson-- writer and great-great-great-grandson of the John Watson --wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication; Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember-but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, “The Scarlet Band,” and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. After a suitcase bomb decimates Charlotte’s supply-closet-turned-laboratory and Jamie finds recording devices hidden in his dorm room, it’s clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Author photo by Kit Williamson

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315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062398901
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 1st, 2016