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Westfield Memorial Library Hosts Local Author Eva Natiello

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The Westfield Memorial Library is proud to present Westfield resident Eva Natiello discussing her award-winning book, The Memory Box on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know.

The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

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The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello's page-turning suspense cautions:  Be careful what you search for.

Eva Lesko Natiello is an award winning author and graduate of The State University of New York at Albany with a degree in psychology. Her professional experience includes Vice President of Public Relations and Communications for Estee Lauder.

The Memory Box is a recipient of the Houston Writers Guild 2014 Manuscript award. The San Francisco Book Review gave it a 5 Star rating. Ms. Natiello also writes humor and essays which have appeared on evanatiello.com, The Huffington Post, The Mid, Sammiches and Psych Meds and upcoming in New Jersey Monthly. Her short story, “The Wordsmith,” was a finalist in The Writer Magazine 2012 Best Short Story.

The talk is open to the public.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday until September 20.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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