Release Party for “The Shell Game,” with KIM ADRIAN, JUDY BOLTON-FASMAN, and STEVE EDWARDS
The Shell Game is an anthology of carefully chosen, beautifully written, thought-provoking hybrid essays tackling a broad range of subjects, including the secrets of the human genome, the intractable pain of growing up black in America, and the gorgeous glow residing at the edges of the autism spectrum. Surprising, delightful, and lyric, these essays are destined to become classics of this new and increasingly popular hybrid form.
Paperback Launch of Crystal King’s FEAST OF SORROW
Come celebrate the paperback launch of Crystal King’s acclaimed debut, FEAST OF SORROW (Touchstone Books/Simon and Schuster), hailed as “a delight to the senses” by Library Journal (starred review) and long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Crystal, a culinary enthusiast, will speak about the food customs of Ancient Rome and share the story of Apicius, the famous first-century gourmand who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook, and the ambition that led to his destruction.
MARIANNE LEONE, author of Ma Speaks Up at Newtonville Books
NEW IN PAPERBACK! The acclaimed actress and author of Jesse: A Mother’s Story tells the story of her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother. MARIANNE LEONE’s Ma is in many senses a larger-than-life character, one who might be capable, even from the afterlife, of shattering expectations.