Jennifer Haupt with Jennie Shortridge
Seattle journalist Jennifer Haupt celebrates the publication of her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Central Avenue Publishing) with a reading and live music tonight. Jennifer Haupt’s blog, One True Thing, also appears on Psychology Today’s website. She’ll be joined onstage in conversation with Seattle novelist Jennie Shortridge.
“Haupt's novel touches on both the 1960s struggle for civil rights in America and the horror of the 1990s Rwandan genocide in a plot that is less about race than it is an exploration of grief, justice, family, and reconciliation. A journalist who covered Rwanda, Haupt highlights how those unrelated by blood can come together as family, offering love, strength, and understanding. There are villains and horrible atrocities with far-reaching effects, but as Haupt examines events through different perspectives, the focus is on healing rather than revenge and anger." —Booklist.