TaraShea Nesbit with Beheld: A Novel

THU, APR 16, 2020 (39:18)

From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the story of a stranger’s arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core. Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined, and it is not prepared for the arrival of an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists. TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means.

This virtual event was hosted in collaboration by the Boston Public Library and American Ancestors.

+ BIO: TaraShea Nesbit

TaraShea Nesbit is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and an Indies Next Pick for April 2020.

Her first novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Choice Debut Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and winner of two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Her writing has been featured in Granta, Lit Hub, The Guardian, Ninth Letter, Salon, Fourth Genre, Quarterly West, The Collagist, Iowa Review, Necessary Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books Fiction Issue, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of fiction and nonfiction at Miami University.

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