Local YA authors take on the fantastic and peculiar at Brookline Booksmith

Do you like fairy tales, the peculiar, the weird, the fantastical, or the just plain fascinating?  Join local YA authors at Brookline Booksmith as they take on the fantastic and the strange. This panel includes PETERNELLE VAN ARSDALE (The Beast is an Animal), M.T. ANDERSON (Landscape with Invisible Hand), LANA POPOVIC (Wicked Like a Wildfire), and GREG KATSOULIS (All Rights Reserved).

Come discover a fairy-tale of soul eaters, a curse on sisters who magically manipulate beauty, a girl who remains silent in a world where every word is copyrighted and paid for, and two teens who fake romance for the entertainment of aliens who have invaded Earth.

This event is free and open to the public.


Sci-Fi author M.T. ANDERSON and award-winning novelist JULIA GLASS in conversation

Join Trident Booksellers for a night of conversation between authors M.T. ANDERSON and JULIA GLASS.

National Book Award winner M.T. ANDERSON returns to future Earth with Landscape with Invisible Hand, a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.  When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth— but not necessarily an unwelcome one.  Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable?  As it turns out, yes.

In  A House Among Trees, 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 writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.

This event is free and open to the public.

 


Husband-and-Wife duo PAUL YOON and LAURA VAN DEN BERG read at Brookline Booksmith

Husband-and-Wife duo come to Brookline Booksmith with stories that offer a morphine-addicted nurse who wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose (The Mountain, YOON), and a grocery store clerk immune to a worldwide plague of memory loss (Find Me, VAN DEN BERG).  Don’t miss this highly acclaimed double-header!

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The Misfortune of Marion Palm: a conversation between EMILY CULLITON and MONA AWAD

Brookline Booksmith welcomes EMILY CULLITON and MONA AWAD for a conversation about CULLITON’s book, The Misfortune of Marion Palm.

AWAD’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’sThe WalrusJoylandPost RoadSt. Petersburg Review, and elsewhere; CULLITON is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver for fiction. The Misfortune of Marion Palm is her first novel.

About The Misfortune of Marion Palm:
A wildly entertaining debut about a wife and mother who embezzles a small fortune from her children’s private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her.

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CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE and THEODORA GOSS on Women in the Horror/Sci Fi Genre

Sci-fi fans, take note!  Brookline Booksmith welcomes NYT bestselling author CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE and novelist THEODORA GOSS for a discussion of females in horror/sci-fi literature.  

In their latest works, Valente and Goss write from women’s perspectives.

VALENTE’s The Refrigerator Monologues explores the a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

GOSS’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter draws characters from classic sci-fi and horror literature with a twist.  Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

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LGBTQ Novelists JONATHAN STRONG and KELLY FORD

Porter Square Books hosts novelists JONATHAN STRONG and GrubStreet’s KELLY FORD for a discussion of their work.

JONATHAN STRONG’s Quit the Race is “…the story of a loving long-term couple weighing the best interests of their relationship against the desire of each to live the life he wants…Strong uses this drama to explore the nature of love and compromise, the longing to connect, and the need for independent identity and control.” –Stephen McCauley

KELLY  FORD’s Cottonmouths is the story of Emily Skinner.  College was supposed to be an escape for her. But after failing out of school, she’s left with no choice but to return to her small hometown in the Ozarks, a place run on gossip and good Christian values.  She’s not alone. Emily’s former best friend— and childhood crush— Jody Monroe is back with a baby. Emily can’t resist the opportunity to reconnect, despite the uncomfortable way things ended between them and her mom’s disapproval of their friendship. When Emily stumbles upon a meth lab on Jody’s property, she realizes just how far they’ve both fallen.

This event is not ticketed.

Quit the Race and Cottonmouths 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 hours prior to the event.