Brunonia Barry is the "New York Times" and international best selling author of "The Lace Reader," "The Map of True Places, "and her latest book: " The Fifth Petal." Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women s Fiction Festival s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists Colony s Strnad Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London" Times" and the" Washington Post," and the "Huffington Post." Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum s Writers Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Gary and Bru are the organizers of the Salem Literary Festival."