Book Event & Reading: Double Bird by Bud Smith — Readings by Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith
Book Event and reading for Double Bird by Bud Smith, a book that “stumbles and falls into the Twilight Zone, and then freaks out and jumps out a window and falls to its death in a Denis Johnson story, only to be brought back to life in a Richard Brautigan day dream.”
Featuring readings by Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith!
Overflowing with inventiveness and humor that fans of Rushdie will recognize, The Golden House is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with an incomparable daring, elegant wit.
One of the most anticipated and thunderously greeted books of 2017: an astonishingly timely love story that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees and the impossible choices that follow, to the uncertain embrace of new lands.
At times exultant, at others misanthropic, A Diet Of Worms tells the story of a young cynic’s misadventures on the hunt for something to believe in.
Experience two essential female voices while overlooking the iconic New York skyline at our annual Books Beneath the Bridge reading series! This year POWERHOUSE ARENA presents Chelsea Hodson & Julie Buntin. The outdoor event will feature a reading, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
Book Launch & White House Panel: Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams — in conversation w/ Rob O’Donnell & Rachel Racusen
Obama: An Oral History is the first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s White House, an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency.
On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison. The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?
Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess. Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activing Your Feminine Superpowers is a practical introduction to the goddess realm, digging up the histories of long-forgotten myths of goddesses of love, war, death, the sun, the moon, and more.
The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.
Joint Book Launch: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy & Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke — in conversation w/ Brenda Janowitz
Author Aimee Molloy and writing duo Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke will launch their new psychological thrillers — THE PERFECT MOTHER and GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT — in a joint reading, conversation, and audience Q&A at POWERHOUSE Arena! Joined by moderator Brenda Janowitz, this book event is not one to be missed.
An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman’s longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.
Join novelist, poet, and artist Gary Indiana launch the reissues of HORSE CRAZY and GONE TOMORROW, from Seven Stories Press. The evening will feature a reading by Indiana, an audience Q&A, and book signing.
Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers
Who Will Speak for America? inspires readers by emphasizing the power of patience, organizing, resilience and community. These moving works advance the conversation the American colonists began, and that generations of activists, in their efforts to perfect our union, have elevated and amplified.
All royalties will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.
When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren’t talking about the middle of nowhere or whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide—for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca—to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City.
Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you’ll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the genres and how they developed their distinctive visual styles.