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Eagle Harbor Book Company
                                Bainbridge Island author Jennifer Longo will be at Eagle Harbor Book Company to discuss her latest novel, “What I Carry,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

Image courtesy of Eagle Harbor Book Company Bainbridge Island author Jennifer Longo will be at Eagle Harbor Book Company to discuss her latest novel, “What I Carry,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

Island author to debut ‘powerful’ new novel at Eagle Harbor Books

Bainbridge Island author Jennifer Longo will be at Eagle Harbor Book Company to talk about her latest novel, “What I Carry,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

The book is described as, “a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.”

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she’s learned one thing, it is to pack light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase.

Toothbrush? Yes.

Socks? Yes.

Emotional attachment to friends? Foster families? A boyfriend? Nope!

There’s no room for any additional baggage.

Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she’s free. One year to avoid anything — or anyone — that could get in her way.

Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean.

And everything changes.

“An exceptional addition to the coming-of-age canon,” said Kirkus Reviews. “The power of relationship — both those experienced and those denied — is expertly explored throughout this novel with nuance and humanity.”

Longo is the author of “Six Feet Over It” and “Up to This Pointe.”

She holds an MFA in writing for theater from Humboldt State University.

This event is free and open to all. Visit www.eagleharborbooks.com to learn more.

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