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Kathy Aspden Book Launch ‘The Mala Beads: A Novel of Hope and Discovery in a Time of Chaos’

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March 20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Osterville Village Library
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, Massachusetts
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Kathy Aspden Book Launch ‘The Mala Beads: A Novel of Hope and Discovery in a Time of Chaos’

Osterville Village Library

March 20th, 2024 5:30pm-7:30pm

The Mala Beads is a multicultural connected-short-story novel (think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Secret, but written in a format resembling your favorite binge-worthy television series).
A mysterious mala bead necklace connects the lives of 36 people throughout the United States and Canada—each needing a miracle.
The people the beads touch are diverse, each story unfolding intimately and culturally. • A young woman dealing with gender dysphoria. • A Native American couple trying to save their horse ranch from a devastating wildfire. • An alcoholic mother whose fear of losing her children overrides her need for help. • A Russian immigrant restarting his life in Canada after the mother of his two children dies of an overdose in his homeland — and more, with the characters’ lives interacting with each passing of the beads.
“…These are edgy and profound tales of hope, love, and connection, set against the backdrop of the 2020 pandemic …” Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, former Arts Editor for the Cape Cod Times
“The writing is witty, masterful, and fun to read.” Madeline Miele Holt, Producer, Books and the World
“… It’s a book you’ll want to share with friends, buy as a gift, or suggest for your book club—an easy read with a lot to say.” Christine Merser, Writer, Managing Editor, Blue 2 Publishing.
Kathy Aspden is a novelist, screenwriter, and public speaker. Her first novel, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman, was a finalist for the Multicultural Fiction category of International Book Awards. The sequel, An Irishman’s Son, was published in May 2020. Aspden is an interviewer for the literary cable show, Books and the World, and Vice President of the Cape Cod Writers Center.
This book launch will be at the Osterville Village Library Wednesday March 20th at 5:30pm


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