CHESTER -- Misty Valley Books, on the Green, welcomes debut author Rachel Carter on Thursday at 7 p.m., to present and discuss her new novel, "So Close to You."
Published by HarperCollins, the book is written with young adults in mind but is a page-turner for older readers, too.
Carter grew up in Ludlow and graduated from Black River High School. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she recently received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer and a bellhop. She is currently at work on her next book in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she now lives.
In "So Close to You," Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life from her beloved grandfather, stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years, including her great-grandfather.
When she stumbles into a hidden bunker and finds herself in a vessel that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true -- and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary of trusting, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all
A reception and book signing will follow Carter’s remarks.
For more information stop by Misty Valley Books, call 802 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.