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Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Under the Harrow

10/21/2016 - 6:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

Flynn Berry’s debut novel is a chilling story with a slow-burning feeling of dread, a sophisticated psychological edge, and a sharpness that Gillian Flynn fans will love. Beneath the mystery of Under the Harrow is a heartbreakingly honest portrait of sisterhood’s contradictions and complexities: jealousy, rivalry, long-held grudges, devotion, unspoken understanding, and forgiveness. Berry’s spare, elegant writing is thrilling, dominated by emotion yet subtly anchored by details that stick in your head as vividly as your own memories. Her gift for capturing the extraordinary emotions of trauma recalls many of her favorite contemporary writers: Kate Atkinson, Tessa Hadley, and Paula Hawkins. Under the Harrow is a thrilling and heartbreaking novel that will stay with readers long after they discover its surprising resolution.

Flynn Berry

About Presenter Flynn Berry


Flynn Berry is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and has been awarded a Yaddo Residency. Under the Harrow is her first novel. The story is inspired by real-life crimes: a series of murders on Long Island, and a home invasion/murder that took place near her home in Austin. Berry took college criminology courses while at The Michener Center, which lends the novel a gritty realism.


Under the Harrow

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