Porter Square Books welcomes authors JULIA GLASS and EDWARD KELSEY MOORE with their novels A House Among the Trees and The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. They will discuss how the past can catch up to the present, no matter how hard you try to leave it behind.
In GLASS’s fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous children’s book author Mort Lear and his assistant Tomasina “Tommy” Daulair—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy after Lear’s untimely death. In A House Among the Trees, Lear’s past reveals itself to Tommy, which shakes how she sees her deceased boss.
From MOORE, the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, brings an exuberant and poignant new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness. When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman’s Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club’s parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar blues-man, comes home to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he’d sworn for good reason he’d never set foot in again.
This event is not ticketed.
A House Among the Trees and The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues are currently being sold at Porter Square Books.
If you cannot attend the event, you can still get a signed copy by purchasing the book online and mentioning in the comments section at checkout that you want it signed (or personalized). This must be completed at least 24 prior to the event.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.