Follow LitChat Twitter conversation with Megan Abbott

Litchat organises Twitter live conversations with authors every Wednesday. The one-hour session starts at 4 pm Eastern Time USA (4 am the following day for those in Malaysia).

On 9th of July 2014, Megan Abbott has been invited to talk about her latest book ‘The Fever’. Here is an excerpt from the book:

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.

‘The Fever’ offers a chilling story about guilt, family secrets, and the lethal power of desire.

‘The Fever’ by Megan Abbott

There are two ways to follow the conversation:

  1. Type #litchat at Twitter search box
  2. Visit Litchat dedicated channel at (recommended for those who prefer to read tweets in order)

ps: This Edgar® award-winning author recently wrote a blog post on the possible role of social media in mass hysteria in teens. I discovered this post via American Psychological Association (am an inspiring psychologist). I must say that this topic is thought-provoking.


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