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Jessica Keener

As a special treat for Small Business Saturday, novelist Jessica Keener will be sharing Hungarian sugar cookies from Allium Market & Cafe and signing copies of her latest book, Strangers in Budapest - now available in paperback!

Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past.  It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her past, and Will wants simply to seize the chance to build a new future for his family.

“In her tense and atmospheric thriller…Keener establishes a definitive sense of time and place, makes a sensitive portrait of expat life, and examines ideas of what we lose, where we find home, and how love can and cannot survive.” - The Boston Globe

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