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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore with Matthew Sullivan

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Join the Moses Lake Museum on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. to hear local author Matthew Sullivan read from his new novel Midnight at the Bright Ideas BookstorePurchase a copy of Matthew Sullivan’s book in our Museum Store and have it signed after the presentation!

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s upper room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Matthew Sullivan received his MFA from the University of Idaho and has been a resident writer at Yaddo, Centrum and the Vermont Studio Center. His short stories have been awarded the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor's Prize for Fiction and have been published in many journals, including The Chattahoochee Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Fugue, Evansville Review, and 580-Split. In addition to working for years at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver and at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, he currently teaches writing, literature, and film at Big Bend Community College in the high desert of Washington State. The author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is married to a librarian and has two children.

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