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Book Club, Craft

Age Group:

Teen, Adult
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Allowed Ages: 14 and up

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Engage with literature through hands-on activities and discussion.

Special guest L. Maristatter will join us in our discussion of her book while we create a special project inspired by the reading and designed by the author.


Tiny Tin House by L. Maristatter

In the Christian States of America, where religion rules, one woman discovers the only rules are about survival.

Although she’s legally an adult, eighteen-year-old Meryn Flint must live at home until her stepfather, Ray, finds her a husband. That’s the law.

But when Ray kills her mother and Meryn must flee for her own safety, she quickly discovers there’s no safe place in the CSA for a woman on the run. Unless she’s willing to marry her former boyfriend—a man who’s already demonstrated his capacity for violence—she’ll be forced to live on the street. And that’s a dangerous option for a woman alone.

As time runs out, Meryn is offered a third path: build herself a tiny house, a safe place to call home. Even though it’s a violation of her Family Duty as well as every moral law on the books, Meryn seizes the chance.

But even a tiny tin house might not be enough to save her . . .


L Maristatter holds a BA in journalism and an MA in communication. Her short story, “Crying in the Sun,” was published in The Saturday Evening Post online, and the web journal Defunct published her poem, “Child.”

Maristatter is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Sheboygan Writers Club, the Author’s Guild, and Realm Makers. She lives in the snowy Midwest, where she tries to stay warm, reads terrific fiction, and eats way too much chocolate. She’s on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter regularly, and TikTok and Instagram when she’s feeling brave.