AuthorsLive is excited to welcome television producer and novelist Jenny Lee "virtually" to Greenwich Library on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm. Lee is the author of Anna K, which reimagines Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in the modern-day through the eyes of an affluent, Korean-American teen as she and her friends navigate the deliciously scandalous upper-class societies of New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Seventeen-year-old Anna is on track to lead her most perfect life. Living lavishly near her private school in Greenwich, Anna enjoys the security of her Ivy League boyfriend and the comfort of her beloved dogs and horses. However, when her older brother begs her to return home to New York City and help him sort out a sexting scandal, Anna meets a boy who threatens to throw her entire life off course. A notorious playboy, Alexia “Count” Vronsky is everything Anna isn’t: impulsive, wild, and ready to risk it all to be with her. As the two become entangled in an irresistible affair, Anna is forced to confront whether the life she always thought she would lead is the one she truly wants.
A fresh, diverse take on a renowned classic, ANNA K offers up an electrifying and heartwrenching tale that holds true to the timeless themes of Tolstoy’s work—with a bit more sex, drugs, and selfies along the way.
Jenny Lee is a television writer and producer who has worked on BET’s Boomerang, IFC’s Brockmire, Freeform’s Young & Hungry, and the Disney Channel’s number-one-rated kids' show, Shake It Up. Jenny is the author of four humor essay collections and two middle-grade novels. Anna K: A Love Story is her debut YA novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 135-pound Newfoundland, Gemma (and yes, it’s a toss-up on who's walking who every day). Instagram: @jennyleewrites
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Event Type(s): Author Visit, Book Discussion, Virtual, Teens