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Award-Winning Author Carol Goodman Speaks About New Book In Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Award-winning author Carol Goodman will launch her latest novel "River Road" (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone) at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

"River Road" is a psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident. Goodman will discuss her new book at the event. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested byemailing rsvp@oblongbooks.com.

Some of Goodman's previous novels for adults include "The Sonnet Lover" (2007), "The Drowning Tree" (2004), as well as the award-winning "The Lake of Dead Languages" (2002) and "The Seduction of Water" (2003).

Goodman is also the author of a series of novels under the pseudonym of Juliet Dark, including "The Demon Lover," "The Water Witch" and "The Angel Stone."

Not content with writing just for adults, Goodman is also the author of the "Blythewood" series of novels for young adults. The third book in the series -- "Hawthorn" -- was published this month by Viking Books for Young Readers.

Goodman’s books have been nominated twice for the IMPAC award, the Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark award, and the Nero Wolfe Award; and her novel, "The Seduction of Water," won the Hammett Prize in 2003. Her short stories have appeared in The Greensboro Review, Literal Latte, Midwest Quarterly, New York Quarterly and Other Voices.

She lives in the Hudson Valley and teaches Creative Writing at SUNY New Paltz.

Oblong Books & Music is at 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck.

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