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Caroline Kepnes & Lena Dunham: Providence


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Vroman's Bookstore and Alta present Caroline Kepnes, in conversation with Lena Dunham, discussing and signing Providence

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed.

Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off . . . until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers.

Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are suddenly, inexplicably dropping dead. A troubled detective prone to unexplainable hunches, Charles "Eggs" DeBenedictus suspects there's a serial killer at work. But when he starts asking questions, Eggs is plunged into a whodunit worthy of his most outlandish obsessions.

In this dazzling new novel--and with an intense, mesmerizing voice--Caroline Kepnes makes keen and powerful observations about human connection and how love and identity can dangerously blur together. (Lenny)

Due to the limited capacity of our event space this is a ticketed event. Tickets will include one (1) copy of Providence and the first 125 ticket buyers will also receive a Lenny tote bag.


Caroline Kepnes is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her first novel You was shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Award. Her second novel Hidden Bodies is a sequel that Booklist describes as "the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman". Caroline earned a BA in American Civilization at Brown University and worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

She now writes full-time and lives in Los Angeles.

Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist. She starred in and served as executive producer, writer, and director for HBO’s hit series GIRLS, which wrapped after six critically acclaimed seasons last spring. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on Girls. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature “Tiny Furniture,” which she also starred in and directed. In 2013, Dunham made history as the first woman to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category.

In September 2015, Lena and her producing partner Jenni Konner launched LENNY LETTER, an award winning newsletter which features original editorial content focusing on politics, art and culture, style, health and wellness, and sex and relationships (LennyLetter.com). That same year, Lena launched her podcast Women of the Hour, which was recognized with a Webby Award.

An accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, was published by Random House in September 2014 and was a #1 NY Times best seller. She is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Glamour Magazine.

In addition to premiering the pilot of the Lenny docuseries at 2018 Sundance Film Festival,, Lena continues her involvement with Lenny as the newsletter readership grows and the brand expands into audio and video storytelling.

Her production company with Jenni Konner. A Casual Romance has signed on to produce E. Lockhart’s New York Times’ best-seller “Genuine Fraud” into a feature film for Lionsgate. Lena has a number of film, theater and literary projects in the works for late 2018 and 2019.

Also an activist and advocate for women’s rights, Lena devotes an extensive amount of her time to philanthropic causes such as Planned Parenthood, Girls Write Now, and GEMS: Girls Education and Mentoring Services.

Questions? Please call (626) 449-5320 or visit www.vromansbookstore.com.

Event date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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ISBN: 9780399591433
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Published: Lenny - June 19th, 2018