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Meet the Author: Rivka Galchen at the Brooklyn Public Library

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Rivka Galchen will be at the Brooklyn Public Library to share her new book Rat Rule 79 with young readers. On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Fred embarks on a quest through the Land of Impossibility to find her mother, guided by some unlikely animal friends: a depressed white elephant and a pugnacious mongoose mother of seventeen.

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

When: Thursday, October 31, 10:30 PM

Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist who loves noodles and numbers and modest-sized towns where her dad might have worked. Her work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (Novel, FSG, 2008), American Innovations (Short Stories, FSG 2014) and Little Labors (Essays, New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, The Berlin Prize and The William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was named to The New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen also holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Rat Rule 79 is her first book for young readers.