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Author Sara Ward to talk about new novel, “Aesop Lake”

Courtesy Phoenix Books
Courtesy Phoenix Books

Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will welcome Sarah Ward for a book talk on her new young adult novel, “Aesop Lake.”

“Aesop Lake” details the struggles of two teens, both having witnessed distressing events and left feeling anxious, scared, and torn between themselves and their loved ones. Swept together by chance, the two reckon with the fundamental questions of loyalty and courage.

Sarah Ward writes young adult fiction, poetry and journal articles in the field of child welfare. Over a 25-year career as a social worker, Ward has worked with young adults and families with harrowing backgrounds. She won the 2007 Editor’s Choice Award for the New England Anthology of Poetry for her poem “Warmer Waters,” and she is a member of the League of Vermont Writers since 2008. As a social worker, Ward has published several journal articles, and was recently a co-author on an article published December 2016 in Child and Youth Services Review titled, “Building a landscape of resilience after workplace violence in public child welfare.” In her limited spare time, Ward enjoys a good book, a little yoga and a cup of tea in her home in Williston.

This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. Copies of the book will be available. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit

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