Pittsford: Kathleen Collins with Kellie Scott-Reed

Event date: 
02/22/2024 - 6:00pm

Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM for the launch of Study in Hysteria by Kathleen Collins. Collins will be in conversation with fellow Rochester native Kellie Scott-Reed.


About the Book

In 1974, Flora is privileged and middle-aged in a liberation-hued America. She finds it difficult to activate her limited supply of empathy as she contends with a clandestine and unlikely friendship, a worrisome health scare, a domineering husband, or her own distant daughter. Flora's foray into psychotherapy does nothing to halt the sense that there is a better life for her somewhere else, in some parallel existence. Through the continuum of psychological diagnoses, she is lost in the murky place between contentment and discontentment, normal and abnormal. Is her state of mind a clinical, diagnosable condition, or common malaise? Perhaps she'll find out if she stops resisting to share herself with those who love her.


Rochester native Kathleen Collins is a librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, and she co-hosts a podcast called “Indoor Voices.” Study in Hysteria is her first novel.

Kellie Scott-Reed is a writer, photographer, and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Roi Faineant Press. She is the host of “A Word?” where she conducts interviews with authors from all over the world.

Event address: 
Book Culture Pittsford
28 South Main Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Study in Hysteria By Kathleen Collins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9783988320438
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Vine Leaves Press - February 13th, 2024