october, 2022

13oct(oct 13)4:00 pm(oct 13)4:00 pmMeet Author Lizzy Mason-Teen Read Week EventLocation(s):Davis


Event Details

Discuss with Lizzy her path to becoming a writer, her writing process and her novels. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.

Lizzy Mason grew up in northern Virginia before moving to New York City for college and a career in publishing. Now back in Virginia with her two cats, when not reading or writing, Lizzy loves to travel. She has visited forty-four states and eleven countries so far. She is the author of The Art of Losing and Between the Bliss and Me.

Between the Bliss and Me:

When eighteen-year-old Sydney Holman announces that she’s accepted a large financial gift from her grandparents and has decided to attend NYU, her family is shocked. Her decision means she will be living in the Big City instead of commuting to Rutgers like her mom had hoped. It also means she’ll be close to off-limits but dreamy Grayson—a guitar prodigy who is going to Juilliard in the fall and very much isn’t single.

But while she dreams of her new life, Sydney discovers a world-changing truth about her past: the story she believed about her father, who left when she was little due to a drug addiction, is not the whole story—he has schizophrenia and is currently living on the streets of New York City. While she considers reconnecting with a father she never really knew, Sydney also learns that there’s a statistical chance that she will develop schizophrenia within the next few years.

Even as she continues to fall for Grayson, Sydney is faced with a difficult decision: Should she stay close to home so her mom can watch over her, or follow the desire to take risks and discover her true self?

The Art of Losing:

One terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. A car accident leaves her younger sister, Audrey, in a coma. Harley’s boyfriend, Mike, was at the wheel—drunk at the time, though relatively unscathed. The sickening irony is that Audrey would be fine if Harley hadn’t caught her wasted with Mike at a party and abandoned her in a rage. Now Harley is left only with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as Audrey awakens from her coma and slowly recovers, Raf starts to show Harley a path forward that she never would have believed possible, one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption

Do you want to listen to these novels? Get access to these novels as digital audiobooks on Hoopla!

Do you like holding a book when you read? Find Lizzy Mason’s novels in the MCPL print collection.

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(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Davis Library

6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

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