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Arts & Communications Faculty Member's Second Novel to be Published in April


Diana Spechler's SKINNY available on amazon.com

Harper Perennial will publish Diana Spechler's new novel, Skinny, at the end of April. A trailer for the book, which can be pre-ordered at a discount from Amazon, or any other online bookstore, can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyoWRDKm-EY

Spechler, an adjunct faculty member in LIM College's Arts & Communications Department, is also the author of Who By Fire (2008). Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Moment, Lilith, and Five Chapters, and her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Details, Nerve, and elsewhere.

She has also launched a website where readers can anonymously post their thoughts and feelings about their own body image issues. http://bodyconfession.com

About Skinny (source: www.dianaspechler.com)
In the aftermath of her Orthodox Jewish father's death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann finds herself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandons her life in New York City for a job at a southern weight-loss camp. There, caught among the warring egos of her devious co-counselor Sheena, the self-aggrandizing camp director Lewis, his attractive assistant Bennett, and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is confronted by a captivating mystery: her teenage half-sister Eden, whom Gray never knew existed. Now, while unraveling her father's lies, Gray must tackle her own self-deceptions and take control of her body and her life. Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Diana Spechler's masterfully crafted second novel illuminates a young woman's struggle to make sense of the inextricable link between hunger and emotion, and to make peace with her demons, her body, and herself.

Photo Credit: Lyndsey Belle Tyler

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