June 2013 Indie Next List
“Rosemary is not yet six when her sister, Fern, is removed to a center for research. Fern and Rosemary were inseparable, and her family falls apart after the removal: Lowell, her brother, disappears when he discovers where Fern was sent; their father becomes a distant, brooding man; and their mother is a shell of her former self. Why a research facility? Because Fern is a chimpanzee. In this extraordinary novel written by a gifted author, Fowler opens our eyes to the inhumane treatment of animals by humans and helps us to identify what it truly means to be human.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
About the Author
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of "The Jane Austen Book Club" which was on bestseller lists nationwide and spent thirteen weeks on "The New York Times" list. Along with her first two novels, it was a "New York Times" Notable Book. "Sister Noon," her third novel, was a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award.
ORIGINAL BIO FROM AGENT
ORLAGH CASSIDY: is a graduate of SUNY@Purchase and a recipient of The Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. Off Broadway credits include: Bright Ideas at MCC Theatre and TheField at The Irish Rep (Drama Desk Nomination). Broadway credits include: Our Country's Good, Suddenly Last Summer, and Present Laughter with Frank Langella. Television credits include: Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Sex and The City and her decade long role of "Doris Wolfe" on Guiding Light. Film credits include: Passing Stones, Spinning into Butter, Purple Violets, Definitely Maybe, Calling It Quits, and the upcoming feature Motherhood. She is the voice on many commercials and several audiobooks and probably most well known for the mom in the 'BFF Jill' spots for AT&T.