Virtual Program: Author Alena Dillon
Wednesday, June 307:00—8:00 PMVirtualLangley-Adams Library185 Main Street, Groveland, MA, 01834
Mercy House author Alena Dillon returns to talk about her new book Happiest Girl in the World!
For Sera Wheeler the Olympics is the reason for everything: it’s why she trains thirty hours a week, starves herself to under 100 pounds, and pops Advil like Tic Tacs.
For her mother, it’s a means to achieve the glory she never had. It’s why she rises before dawn to drive Sera to practice. And why the family scrimps, saves, and fractures.
It’s why, when her best friend and fellow elite gymnast reports their doctor to the authority who selects the Olympic Team, Sera denies all that she knows about his treatments.
The Happiest Girl in the World is a novel that explores the dark history behind an athlete who stands on the world stage, biting down on a gold medal. It's about the sacrifices a parent will make for a child, even as a family is torn apart. It’s about the price of pursuing greatness.
Alena Dillon is the author of Mercy House, a Library Journal Best Book of 2020, which has been optioned as a television series produced by Amy Schumer, as well as The Happiest Girl in the World, and My Body Is A Big Fat Temple, a memoir of pregnancy and early parenting.
This will be a zoom program so you must register. Everyone who participates will have a chance to win an ARC of Happiest Girl in the World!
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