A double-header from two acclaimed short story authors! Brookline Booksmith welcomes AKHIL SHARMA with A Life of Adventure and Delight and BILL ROORBACH with The Girl of the Lake.
Respectively referred to as “hypnotic as…the pages of Dostoyevsky” (The Nation), In A Life of Adventure and Delight, SHARMA delivers eight masterful stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad and that plunge the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart.
ROORBACH is described as “a kinder, gentler John Irving” (The Washington Post). His characters in this collection are unforgettable: among them, an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past.
This event is free and open to the public.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.