PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB: The Nickel Boys
Sunday August 09 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us via Zoom as we discuss Colson Whitehead's second Pulitzer Prize winner, The Nickel Boys. Email email@example.com to request invite details.
"Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers."
AUTHOR EVENT: LAURA VAN DEN BERG in conversation with MATTHEW SALESSES
Thursday August 20 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
We're thrilled to celebrate the release of I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS by Laura van den Berg, and DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR by Matthew Salesses, and to host them in conversation via Zoom. Registration for this event is required:
Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and named a Best Book of 2018 by over a dozen publications. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her next collection of stories, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, will be published by FSG in July. Born and raised in Florida, Laura splits her time between the Boston area and Central Florida, with her husband and dog.
Matthew Salesses is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood, an Amazon bestseller and Best Book of September; an Adoptive Families best book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; and a best book of the season at BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and Gawker, among others. He is also the author of I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying and the nonfiction work Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity. Adopted from Korea at age two, Matthew was named by BuzzFeed in 2015 as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers.
NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB: The Book of Eels
Sunday August 23 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us as we discuss the international bestseller THE BOOK OF EELS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request Zoom invite.
"Without a doubt, the most delicious natural history book of the decade. Svensson's prose effortlessly undulates between his own personal experience and a thousand years of scientific inquiry. But it's his call to conservation--not just of this noble eel but of our memories both personal and cultural--that truly elevates this remarkably poignant work."--Mark Siddall, curator and professor, American Museum of Natural History