Acclaimed short story writer and Swoyersville native Tara Laskowski delivers an unforgettable debut novel with “One Night Gone.” Laskowski will conduct a presentation and book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. After spending a Thanksgiving at the beach with her family, Laskowski couldn’t shake the feeling that, within all the off-season beachy quietness, was a sense that, in the nothing happening, anything at all could happen. “One Night Gone” explores what happens when an outsider with her own unsettled past chips away at the idyllic beach town façade and reveals the sinister secrets buried below. Readers won’t want to miss this suspenseful novel about power, privilege and, ultimately, sisterhood. According to Laskowski, the part electric coming-of-age story and part breathtaking mystery, “One Night Gone” is an atmospheric novel about power, privilege and sisterhood. One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew — to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life ...