Annie Barrows is the author of the Ivy + Bean series for children; “The Magic Half” and “Magic in the Mix” novels for older children; the young adult novel “Nothing;” and two novels for adults: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,” written with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, and “The Truth According to Us,” which is set in 1930s West Virginia. Barrows will read from “The Truth According to Us” when she visits WVU.
“I am so looking forward to Barrows’s reading,” said Mary Ann Samyn, director of the creative writing program. “I loved ‘The Truth According to Us,’ as will anyone with an interest in West Virginia history, the 1930s generally or just great writing. It’s a really wonderful book.”
Barrows’s books have been on the New York Times best-seller list and on the American Library Association’s Notable Books list and have been translated into multiple languages. Barrows holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Mills College, and prior to becoming a full-time writer, she was a senior editor at Chronicle Books, where she acquired “Griffin & Sabine,” Chronicle’s first New York Times best-seller.
The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.