Emily Jeanne Miller
Emily Jeanne Miller was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After years of living in various western locales, she came back East, and now splits time between Washington and Cape Cod, Mass. She graduated from Princeton University and holds an MFA from the University of Florida. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and The Sewanee Writer’s Conference. “The News From the End of the World: is her second novel.
Emily Jeanne Miller at the 2017 GBF:Program: Emily Jeanne Miller – News From the End of the World
Time: 1:15 am - 2:05 pm
Location: Edgar Allan Poe Pavilion
Signing Time: 2:15 pm
Author Website: http://emilyjeannemiller.com/
Meet the lovable but dysfunctional Lake family over the four days that will make or break them
When Vance Lake—broke, jobless, and recently dumped—takes refuge with twin brother Craig back home on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself smack in the middle of a crisis that would test the bonds of even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Craig is strangely mournful and angry at equal turns. His exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair. At the center of it all is seventeen-year-old Amanda: adored niece, rebellious daughter, and stubborn stepdaughter. She’s also pregnant.
Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan, and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, The News from the End of the World follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried. Only by coming to terms with their pasts, both separately and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact.