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Love Bomb author talk & readings at Alexander Library, Tues June 11th

Cover of Love Bomb (bride and groom wearing gas masks)

The Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session invite you to encounter one of the more amusing and engaging books published in the past year.

Love Bomb, written by Rutgers-Camden English Professor Lisa Zeidner and published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, has been described by the New York Times as "funny, chaotic," and "realistic in its depiction of sympathetic characters facing a crisis, while edgy in its satire of a well-off New Jersey suburb and its sometimes hapless police force." Love Bomb depicts the interplay of different characters plunged into unfamiliar circumstances by a hostage drama at an affluent family's wedding.

Professor Zeidner will talk about the book, and read selections from it, on Tuesday June 11th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Scholarly Communication Center, on the 4th floor of Alexander Library. The event is free and open to members of the Rutgers community and the general public. A light reception will precede the author talk.

Professor Zeidner is the recipient of the 1993 Warren I. Sussman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Provost's Teaching Award at Rutgers-Camden. She is also the founding director of the university's "Writers in Camden" series. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in GQ, Mademoiselle, The New York Times, Boulevard, Poetry, The Washington Post, and other publications. Her creative nonfiction has been anthologized in's Life As We Know It and Tin House's Cooking and Stealing.

For more information on this event, please contact the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions at 732-932-7565.
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Posted May 30, 2013