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Caroline Leavitt - Is This Tomorrow
Watchung Booksellers, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 7pm
The Montclair Public Library Presents Caroline Leavitt Wednesday, August 7th, 7pm In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood—in the throes of Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?
Street: Montclair Public Library Additional: 50 South Fullerton Ave. City: Montclair, Province: New Jersey Postal Code: 07042-4137 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Bookworm Signature Event | Beyond the Book: From Writer to Reader
The Bookworm of Edwards, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6pm
Bookworm Signature Event Beyond the Book: From Writer to Reader Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
A conversation about reading, writing and publishing moderated by Algonquin Marketing Director, Craig Popelars, with bestselling authors Barbara Shapiro and Caroline Leavitt.
Algonquin Books was founded in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Their purpose was to publish literary fiction and nonfiction by unpublished young writers. Although they started as a small Southern house, they garnered national attention for many now-renowned authors, including Julia Alvarez, Kaye Gibbons, Robert Morgan, and Lee Smith, among many others. In 1989, Algonquin was acquired by Workman Publishing, one of the largest independent publishing companies in the United States. Today, they have offices in New York City and Chapel Hill and are recognized internationally as a literary house with numerous bestsellers. From Water for Elephants to A Reliable Wife; Love, Loss, and What I Wore to Last Child in the Woods, their books continue to stimulate, entertain, and enrich legions of fans.
B.A. SHAPIRO is the author of The art forger, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes as well as the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and eight other novels. Pictures of You was a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick and a Costco Pennie’s Pick and was on the Best Books of 2011 lists from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Providence Journal, and Bookmarks magazine. It was also named one of the top five books on love and the family by Kirkus Reviews. A book critic for the Boston Globe and People, and a book columnist for Shoptopia.com, Leavitt is a senior writing instructor at UCLA online.
Location: Street: 295 Main Street C101 City: Edwards, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81632-7932 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Algonquin Night at the Rochester Hotel with authors BA Shapiro and Caroline Leavitt
Maria's Bookshop, Monday, June 24, 2013 at 5:30pm
We love our friends at Algonquin Books, and are ever-so-excited to welcome two of their extremely talented cadre of authors plus their extraordinarily clever marketing director to Durango for a special evening at the Rochester Hotel's Secret Garden. Studio & Resident Artist (and Maria's bookseller) Shay Lopez will be the master of ceremonies, and BA Shapiro and Caroline Leavitt will share their latest novels The art forger and Is this tomorrow? Craig Popelars from Algonquin Books will offer up recommendations for great book club picks while also answering questions about book publishing in today's market.
This is a don’t-miss event for reading groups looking for their next great book, aspiring writers, and passionate book lovers. Those in attendance will have a chance to win $150 worth of Algonquin titles of their choice! You must be in attendance for your chance to win.
Tickets for this event are $10 ($15 at the door) and limited to 75. Ticket price includes one complimentary drink, light hors d'oeuvres and the chance to win $150 worth of Algonquin books.
Algonquin Books was founded in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Their original purpose was to publish literary fiction and nonfiction by unpublished young writers. Although they started as a small Southern house, Algonquin garnered national attention for many now-renowned authors, including Julia Alvarez, Kaye Gibbons, Robert Morgan, and Lee Smith, among many others. In 1989, Algonquin was acquired by Workman Publishing, one of the largest independent publishing companies in the United States. Today, they have offices in New York City and Chapel Hill and are recognized internationally as a literary house with numerous bestsellers. From Water for Elephants to A Reliable Wife; Love, Loss, and What I Wore to Last Child in the Woods, their books continue to stimulate, entertain, and enrich legions of fans.
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer. Desperate to improve her situation, she lets herself be lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting--one of the Degas masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum--in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when the long-missing Degas painting--the one that had been hanging for one hundred years at the Gardner--is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.Claire's search for the truth about the painting's origins leads her into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life. B. A. Shapiro's razor-sharp writing and rich plot twists make "The art forger" an absorbing literary thriller that treats us to three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. it's a dazzling novel about seeing--and not seeing--the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
B.A. Shapiro is the author of The art forger, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes as well as the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
It’s 1956, and working-mother Ava Lark and her son, Lewis, have rented a house in a less-than-welcoming Boston suburb. There, Lewis finds he is only able to befriend the other fatherless kids on the block, Jimmy and Rose. But when Jimmy goes missing, neighborhood paranoia ramps to new heights, further ostracizing Ava and Lewis.
Lewis never recovers from the loss of his childhood friend. In his twenties, he is a failure in love, living without direction, estranged from his mother. When Jimmy’s disappearance is unexpectedly solved, however, Lewis, Rose, and Ava are thrown together once more to try to untangle the remaining pieces of the puzzle and reclaim something of what they have lost.
Caroline Leavitt is the award-winning author of eight novels. Her essays and stories have been included in New York magazine, Psychology Today, More, Parenting, Redbook, and Salon. She’s a columnist for the Boston Globe, a book reviewer for People, and a writing instructor at UCLA online.
A twenty year veteran of book publishing, Craig Popelars serves as the director of marketing and sales at Algonquin Books where he has helped launched numerous bestsellers including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Robert Goolrick’s A Reliable Wife. A roadie, single-speed mountain biker, craft beer snob, and occasional adrenaline junkie, Craig also serves as the chair for Appalachian State University’s library advisory board and as a judge for Publishers Weekly’s “Bookstore of the Year.” He resides in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his very patient wife and a daughter who can never find her soccer shoes when it’s time for practice.
Location: Street: Rochester Hotel Secret Garden Additional: 726 E 2nd Ave City: Durango, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81301-5122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
BOOKTOPIA CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS FEATURING PETER CLINES, JONATHAN EVISON, RU FREEMAN, CAROLINE LEAVITT, RHONDA RILEY, JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER AND MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD
Village Books, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:30pm
Village Books is hosting Booktopia 2013, a weekend retreat for listeners of Books on the Nightstand, which is about connecting readers with authors, and connecting readers with readers. Although Booktopia retreat registration is full, the community is invited to a free celebration of authors in the Readings Gallery of Village Books. Come listen to these authors talk about their books and writing: Peter Clines, Ex Heroes; Jonathan Evison, The revised fundamentals of caregiving; Ru Freeman, On Sal Mal Lane; Caroline Leavitt, Is this tomorrow; Rhonda Riley, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope; Jan-Philipp Sendker, The art of hearing heartbeats; and Maggie Shipstead, Seating Arrangements.
About the authors:
Peter Clines, Ex-Heroes: Peter Clines has written a "superheroes vs. zombies" novel that is original, fun, and incredibly well-told. Much like Ready Player One, this is a novel that goes far beyond the genre into which it was published, and it can be enjoyed by many different types of readers. The heroes in this book are real people with real problems of loss, relationships and fear.
Jonathan Evison, The revised fundamentals of caregiving: Down on his luck, Benjamin Benjamin takes a class to learn how to be a caregiver, and finds a job caring for Trev, a 19 year old with muscular dystrophy. Their relationship, and the road trip that they take together, is at the center of the novel, which is by turns tragic and funny.
Ru Freeman, On Sal Mal Lane: This is a lush, brilliant novel of childhood in Sri Lanka in the time just before the outbreak of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war. Ru is the author of the novel, A disobedient girl.
Caroline Leavitt, Is this tomorrow: In this, Leavitt's tenth novel, a 12 year-old boy goes missing from a Boston suburb, and this affects an entire community. It is at once a mystery, a family story, and a novel of 1950s suburbia. Leavitt is author of the novel, Pictures of you.
Rhonda Riley, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope: An unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler's Wife. During World War II, Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. It quickly becomes clear he is not a man . . . and not normal.
Jan-Philipp Sendker, The art of hearing heartbeats: After a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be, until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of.
Maggie Shipstead, Seating Arrangements: A satirical novel about a pre-wedding weekend and all the craziness that weddings bring out in friends and family members, especially when that family is an upper-class old-money New England clan.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Book Lover's Night Out
Viewpoint Books, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 5:30pm
Our annual Book Lover's Night Out will begin at Viewpoint at 5:30 with a glass of wine and a discussion of recommended books from staff and attendees followed by a catered dinner at the Visitors Center. We will then have a Skype session with author Caroline Leavitt about her book, Is this tomorrow? Tickets are $35 including the dinner and a copy of the book. Tickets are $20 without the meal.
This is the book blurb from Caroline's website:
What does it mean to be an outsider in a community? How do we keep the ones we love safe? in 1950s suburbia, everything is meant to be perfect, even as paranoia about Communism and nuclear bombs winds its way through the supposed paradise. But when divorced, sensual-without-meaning-to-be, Jewish single mother Ava rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, she struggles to fit in and find her place in the neighborhood. Lewis finds solace with the only other two fatherless kids on the block, his best friends Jimmy and Rose, but when Jimmy vanishes one day, Ava is suddenly suspect and Lewis and Rose's life will be changed forever. A novel about people trying desperately to uncover secrets about the past--and about themselves.
Location: Street: 548 Washington Street City: Columbus, Province: Indiana Postal Code: 47201-6230 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Barbara Shapiro, The Art Forger
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7pm
“Blazingly good. Shapiro drops you where you’ve never been before, into the whole, crackingly alive world of art galleries, Art Forgeries, and the unexpected recesses of the human heart. As original as a real Degas, it’s also as unforgettable.” Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of you
“An engaging journey. Will not only keep you as entertained as any thriller but leave you with a new appreciation of how paintings are made, evaluated, and understood—not to mention how they’re copied.” Arthur Golden, bestselling author of Memoirs Of A Geisha
Barbara Shapiro is also the author of five suspense novels The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes, as well as the nonfiction The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston with her husband, Dan, and dog, Sagan, and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Lauren Grodstein in conversation with Stephen King for the Algonquin Book Club
Water Street Bookstore, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7pm
Algonquin Book Club and Water Street Bookstore present Lauren Grodstein in conversation with Stephen King Acclaimed author Stephen King interviews up-and-coming author Lauren Grodstein in this unique literary event live and in person at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, NH. The Algonquin Book Club will be livestreaming the conversation to book clubs, fans across the country and around the world, and you (if you can't make it to the real thing). Check it out at www.AlgonquinBooksBlog.com. Lauren Grodstein's novel A friend of the family is a compelling, psychologically rich novel with complex characters and a fast moving plot, written in gripping and often profound prose. A skilled internist with a thriving practice in suburban New Jersey, Pete Dizinoff has a devoted wife, an impressive house, and a son, Alec, on whom he’s pinned all his hopes. But Pete never counted on the wild card: Laura, his best friend’s daughter—ten years older than Alec, irresistibly beautiful, with a past so shocking that it’s never spoken of … * A Washington Post Best Book of the Year selection * A New York Times Editors’ Choice * A Bookpage Best Fiction of the Year selection “Such an incisive diagnosis of aspirational America that someone should hand out copies at Little League games and ballet recitals . . . Horrifyingly plausible and deeply poignant, A friend of the familywill leave you shaken and chastened–and grateful for the warning.” –The Washington Post “Stunning . . . An unqualified success . . . Grodstein’s sentences are finely made and precisely fitted to one another and her story . . . If there’s any justice in the world, A friend of the family will be her breakout book . . . She has written a novel that will leave her reader sitting up, sifting the evidence in the dead of night.” –The Boston Globe Lauren Grodstein’s books include the novels A friend of the family and Reproduction is the Flaw of Love and the story collection The Best of Animals. Her pseudonymous Girls Dinner Club was a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her work has been translated into German, Italian, French, Turkish, and other languages, and her essays and stories have been widely anthologized. Lauren teaches creative writing at Rutgers-Camden, where she helps administer the college’s MFA program. She lives with her husband and son in New Jersey. Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63, Full Dark No Stars, Blockade Billy, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything’s Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey’s Story,andBag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Cooperative Middle School auditorium in Stratham, NH. Seating is general admission. The Algonquin Books Club offers a selection of 25 paperback titles chosen for their popularity, widespread critical acclaim, and power to provoke discussion. Each includes a reader’s guide with discussion points, author interviews, original essays, or other special features. We’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections a year for dynamic literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author will be interviewed by a notable writer: March 3, 2012 Lauren Grodstein (A friend of the family) interviewed by Stephen King, author ofFull Dark, No Stars April 26, 2012 Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of you) interviewed by Anne Lamott, author of Some Assembly Required June 19, 2012 Tayari Jones (Silver sparrow) interviewed by Judy Blume, author of Summer Sisters Note: As this event is to celebrate and promote the writing career of Lauren Grodstein, Stephen King will not be taking questions about or signing copies of his books. We hope that the opportunity to see a favorite author interview another writer (who he chose to interview and admires) will be exciting enough for any Stephen King fan or fan of the written word in general.
Location: Street: Cooperative Middle School Additional: 1 Academic Way City: Stratham, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03885 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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