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Book Signing & Discussion w/Kristopher Jansma
The Doylestown Bookshop, Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7pm
Book Signing & Discussion with author Kristopher Jansma The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards Friday, May 24th @ 7 PM Here's what people at Viking and Penguin have been saying... "As a Penguin rep in the San Francisco Bay area for twenty-three years, I've read a lot of debut fiction.. In all that time there have only been a handful of novels that have captivated me as much as The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards. This is one of the best, smartest, most mind-bending--and often humorous--books I've read in a long, long time. I literally could not put it down. And when I finally did... I picked it up to re-read it. Seriously. It's that wonderful." --Wendy Pearl, Sales Rep, Oakland, CA "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards is full of whimsy, mirth and real love. Kristopher Jansma has created a narrator that we never fully trust but I want to follow as he crosses the globe in search of the stories that he has lost. It's unlike anything I have ever read but at the same time feels like a book I've loved forever." --Andrew Dudley, Digital Account Manager "It's been a long time since I fell in love with characters in a novel the way I did with Kristopher Jansma's in The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards. I was reminded of Gatsby, Holden Caulfield and The Dead Poet's Society. This is the best book I've read in years." -- Ben Petrone, Associate Director of Publicity "I didn't mean to go through The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards over a weekend, but once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Just when you think you've got things figured out, you are transported not only to another part of the world, but a whole new side of the story." -- Risa Chubinsky, Subsidary Rights Manager "I think there's one line from The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards that describes it best: 'Tell all the Truth but tell it slant.' The truth is definitely fleeting in this story. The one true thing I do know is that this is one of the best books I've ever read about what it's like to be young, to grow up, to fall in love with the wrong people (and to love and leave the right ones), and to accept who you are." -- Chris Smythe, Digital Business Director "Kristopher Jansma has managed an impressive bit of magic. Somehow he has created a book that is both page-turning and thought-provoking; both beautifully written and gritty." -- Timothy Lane, Subsidary Rights Coordinator "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards reminds me of my favorite pieces of magical realism, but it's the characters that have stayed with me. The effect is kaleidoscopic, and it leaves the reader both dazzled and bereft each time the image shifts." --Taylor Sperry, Editorial Assistant "I read The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards twice. Not only that, I savored it each time. Jansma has built characters the way life builds people, with bricks made of experiences, impressions, flavors, misunderstandings, absurdities, broken hearts, compromises, laughter, moments of clarity, stretches of haze--characters who embody complexity so fully, it's as if I not only know, I've grown to know many versions of them. Jansma can't write another book fast enough." --Kristin Spang, Publishing Coordinator Digg Facebook Google Technorati del.icio.us
Location: Street: 16 S Main St City: Doylestown, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 18901 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Author Discussion & Signing: Kristopher Jansma, "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards"
The Bookworm of Edwards, Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6pm
Author Discussion & Signing "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards" by Kristopher Jansma Friday, April 5 @ 6:00 p.m. Witty, inventive and philosophically rich, the novel reads like an upside-down Candide whose hero searches not for truth, but for the ultimate lie in the best of all impossible worlds.
about Follow the worldwide travels of our hopelessly unreliable narrator and his two friends: Julian McGann, an alcohol-addled collegiate literary rival, and the high-society Broadway actress Evelyn, also known as the girl who got away. They chase love, triumphs, failures, and each other from jazz clubs in Manhattan to a writer’s colony in Iceland, from the mountains of Sri Lanka to a wedding on the lip of the Grand Canyon. As much a coming-of-age story about a young man and his friends trying to find their way in the world as an exploration of the nature of truth.
praise “A canny, seductive, and utterly transfixing tale about the magic of storytelling and the misery of writing…Like a magician pulling a seemingly endless string of colorful scarves from a hat, Jansma streams stories-within-stories-within-stories, each a diabolically clever homage… Readers will detect riffs on Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, Tolstoy, Salinger, Borges, Kipling, and many more…A first novel with the strength and agility of a great cat leaping through rings of fire.” -Booklist (Starred)
“An arresting debut…Jansma’s characters deftly explore the blurred lines between fact and fiction, discovering the shades of truth that lie in between.” —Publishers Weekly
“Absorbing...Jansma is a writer to watch.” —Library Journal (2013 Fiction Preview)
author Kristopher Jansma is a lecturer at Manhattanville College and SUNY Purchase, and writes a monthly column for Electric Literature’s blog, “The Outlet.” His short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and he was selected as a finalist for BOMB Magazine’s 2011 Fiction Contest. Kristopher lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.
Location: Street: 295 Main Street C101 City: Edwards, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81632-7932 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Thursday, April 4, 2013 at unknown time
Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at unknown time
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