Northwest Indiana area native Melissa Fraterrigo will read from and sign copies of her latest book, Glory Days (Nebraska, September 2017), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17) at Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S. 13th St.

“If Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy had a love child, she would be a writer such as Fraterrigo,” wrote Booklist in their recent review of Glory Days.

“I believe there is mystery and a sense of possibility in the back roads and hard-to-get-to places in ‘flyover country’ and these are places that appeal most to my imagination,” says Fraterrigo, a resident of West Lafayette. “I started the novel soon after returning to the Midwest after living for a year in Philadelphia. While I’ve spent most of my life in the Midwest, it wasn’t until we moved to Indiana that I felt a certain kinship with the fields of corn and beans. Landscape held a new allure.”

Fraterrigo is the founder and executive director of the Lafayette Writers’ Studio in Lafayette, IN, where she teaches classes on the art and craft of writing. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in more than 40 literary journals and anthologies. Twice nominated for Pushcart Awards, Fraterrigo won the Sam Adams/Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest.

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