Boulder Book Club
for Writers

3 November 2019

American Spy - Lauren Wilkinson

Why we're here

Literary Forensics

Who we are

1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

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American Spy - Lauren Wilkinson

  • Marketing: African American Historical Fiction, African American Literary Fiction
  • Genres: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Spy Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic, Recent Past, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 103,268
  • Print Pages: 292

  • Tense: 1st Person: Past
  • POV: Marie (addressing sons)

  • Publish date: February 12, 2019
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Sold By: Random House
  • Noteable: Barak Obama's 2019 Reading List

  • About Lauren Wilkinson
    • Born in 1984

    • Studied writing at Columbia with Paul Beatty

    • Has taught at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology

    • A 2013 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer's Fellow

Sentiment Analysis

Arch Plot Structure

Word Cloud

Next Book Club Meetings

December 1 - The House of Broken Angels - Luis Alberto Urrea



Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

Contact Gary: hello@garyalanmcbride.com
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Happy
Sleuthing!