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Nov. 18, 2005

Deborah Noyes' Sequel To 'The Scarlet Letter' Is Featured On WSUI Nov. 30

Deborah Noyes, author of "Hana in the Time of Tulips," has now boldly taken up where Nathaniel Hawthorne left off, creating a sequel to "The Scarlet Letter." She will read from the result, "Angel and Apostle," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The free reading will be broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcasts on UI radio station WSUI, AM 910, hosted by Julie Englander. Listen on the Internet at

Susan Vreeland, author of "Girl in Hyacinth Blue," wrote, "Echoes of Hawthorne abound in vivid scenes and authentic language in this masterfully re-imagined tale, not a retelling but an alternative telling that sweeps one along beyond the point Hawthorne chose to stop and embroiders new characters on the fabric of time. A captivating achievement that teases recollection and delights fancy."

A preview in Publishers Weekly reveals, "Noyes engages with atmospheric charms of time and place, and though the major turns of the novel are predictable, she delivers an ending revelation that would surprise Hawthorne himself."

Noyes' short fiction and reviews have appeared in the Threepenny Review, the Boston Sunday Globe, Seventeen, Washington Post Book World, the Chicago Sun-Times, Stories, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bloomsbury Review, the Boston Review and other publications. She has also written and edited numerous books for children and young adults, including the award-winning teen anthology "Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales."

She has taught at Lesley University, where she was a visiting writer in the Master of Fine Arts program in writing for young people program; and at Emerson College and Western New England College. She is a senior acquiring editor at Candlewick Press, specializing in young adult fiction

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