Los Angeles writer Elizabeth Little shares her debut novel, “Dear Daughter,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Village Books, 1200 11th ST.
Her novel is about one-time celebrity Janie Jenkins, sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands.
Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for.
Little was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications, and she has appeared on “All Things Considered,” “The World” and “Here and Now.” She has written two works of nonfiction: “Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic,” and “Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America’s Languages.”
More on Little: http://elizabeth-little.com.