Rare Objects Book Launch Party

You're Invited! On Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., HarperCollins Publishers invites you to join us for a party at the Penguin Bookshop in Sewickley to celebrate Kathleen Tessaro's new novel, Rare Objects.

Jazz • Cocktails • Hors d'oeuvres
Bring a friend, or a few, and join us at
417 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
R.S.V.P at contact@kathleentessaro.com or by joining the event on Facebook.
More info at www.kathleentessaro.com

About Rare Objects

In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector.

About Kathleen

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kathleen attended the University of Pittsburgh before entering the drama program of Carnegie Mellon University. In the middle of her sophomore year, she went to study in London for three months and stayed for the next twenty-three years. She began writing at the suggestion of a friend and was an early member of the Wimpole Street Writer’s Workshop. Her debut novel, Elegance, became a bestseller in hardback and paperback. All of Kathleen's novels including Innocence, The Flirt, The Debutante, The Perfume Collector, and most recently, Rare Objects, have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. She returned to Pittsburgh in 2009, where she now lives with her husband and son.

The Six Principles of Writing in Wimpole Street Writers’ Groups

These basic things are absolutely true:

  1. We are designed to be writers. When you think you cannot write, turn on music you love. Sit down. Pick up a pen or a pencil. Our brains are the trail to our hands. You’ll feel the action, the right rhythm for each word, each sentence in your hands. You will write.
  1. When you cannot find a character, write the character a letter, and the character will answer you.
  1. When you don’t know what to write next, look around your desk. Start describing some object. Your imagination will reference that paperweight, picture or old pile of Post-its to some scene and a story will come.
  1. When you’re wrestling with a plot, write your questions about motives, plot, emotions in the journal by your bed. This is a dream journal. You will wake up from a dream with the answers. Write the dream down fast. You’ll be surprised. This works.
  1. Place your characters in a scene. Like an architect’s blueprint: know how far they are from the windows; does the sun catch the side of her face? Can he see that old Jaguar rumble into the driveway? Know where the chairs are in the room; the pictures, which reminds someone of a lost moment. For a tense party scene draw a map of where everyone is. And always say what they are eating.
  1. Show us your character’s expressions, gestures, faces, hands. How clothes fit and move; tell us how the people, the room, the garden and the canyon smell and sound.