Elliott Holt discusses and signs "You Are One of Them," her debut novel about two close friends in Washington, DC in the politically charged 1980s. As ten-year-olds, the girls write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov asking for peace. The consequences of that correspondence come back to haunt one of the girls ten years later.
You Are One of Them is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Holt illuminates the long lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.