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‘The Roxy Letters’: Join the Facebook LIVE event on Thursday

Mary Pauline Lowry
Mary Pauline Lowry, photographed in Austin beside a mural of her book cover by artist Nathan Nordstrom. The mural is on Lamar Street between Sixth and Ninth Streets, locations in the novel.

Rediscovered Books in Boise is helping celebrate the April 7 release of “The Roxy Letters,” the new Simon and Schuster comic novel by Mary Pauline Lowry, a graduate of Boise State’s writing program.

The shop will host a live Facebook event with Lowry at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9 here:

Lowry’s novel, one of Simon and Schuster’s top spring releases for 2020, is about Roxy, a young woman in Austin, Texas, contending with a rapidly gentrifying city and challenges with a freeloading ex-boyfriend. Roxy decides to take matters into her own hands to rescue both her life and her city.

The publisher had planned a 16-city book tour for Lowry, derailed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more about Lowry and her time at Boise State here.

Check out a mural in Austin inspired by Lowry’s book.

Read the Washington Post’s review of “The Roxy Letters.”