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Killingly, a novel by Katharine Beutner is based on the story of Bertha Mellish, a real-life Mt Holyoke student who went missing in 1897 in her junior year and was never found.

Join the Odyssey Bookshop during Commencement and Reunion weekends for this book signing which is being held via special permission before the official publication date.  

About the author

Katharine Beutner is an assistant professor of English at the College of Wooster in Ohio; previously, she taught at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She earned a BA in Classical Studies at Smith College and an MA in English (creative writing) and a PhD in English literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her first novel, Alcestis, won the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award and was a finalist for other awards, including the Lambda Literary Association ’ s Lesbian Debut Fiction Award. Her writing has appeared in Tinfish, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, The Toast, TriQuarterly, Humanities, and other publications. Recently, she received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She is the editor in chief of The Dodge, a magazine of eco-writing and translation.

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  • Julie Russell
  • Sierra West
  • Jean Janecki
  • Lynn Moynahan

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