Maryland author Sarah Pekkanen will read from her debut novel, The Opposite of Me (Washington Square Press, March 2010), at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore tonight at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Writers LIVE at the Library series. The reading will take place in the Poe Room at the Central Library on 400 Cathedral Street, and books will be on sale for the author signing afterward.
The Opposite of Me tells the story of Lindsey Rose, an almost-30 young professional who loses her job as a Manhattan ad executive and moves back to the family home in Maryland. Lindsey has lived in the shadow of her fraternal twin sister, Alex, and while Lindsey tries to put her life back together, Alex is planning a wedding to her Prince Charming. The Opposite of Me touches upon family relationships and finding oneself.
She Is Too Fond of Books says, “Pekkanen not only carries her trademark wit in the writing on this full-length novel, but plays the other – more introspective and serious – side of the coin as well.” Meanwhile, S. Krishna’s Books says, “Fortunately, Pekkanen proves her talent as an author by creating a believable, realistic, and lovable-despite-her-faults main character that the reader can’t help but root for. ... Pekkanen never makes the reader feel like she’s prolonging the drama just to keep the book going longer; it’s a realistic personal journey that keeps the reader interested through the entire novel.”