8 for 8 Parapalooza!

Hear from eight authors with new books recently released or coming soon. Bookmarks’ Parapalooza! Events feature authors reading one carefully chosen paragraph from their newest book. Attendees get to hear a sample from each book and ask questions of each author. Moderated by Bookmarks staff.

Authors include:
Susan Abulhawa - Against the Loveless World
Heather Bell Adams - The Good Luck Stone
Ashley Blooms - Every Bone a Prayer 
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle - Even as We Breathe 
Randall Kenan - If I Had Two Wings: Stories
Charlie Lovett - Escaping Dreamland
Diana Quincy - Her Night with the Duke
Shruti Swamy - A House is a Body: Stories

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Our event provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Against the Loveless World: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982137038
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Published: Atria Books - August 25th, 2020

2020 Palestine Book Awards Winner
2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist

“Susan Abulhawa possesses the heart of a warrior; she looks into the darkest crevices of lives, conflicts, horrendous injustices, and dares to shine light that can illuminate hidden worlds for us.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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The Good Luck Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950182046
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Published: Haywire Books - July 7th, 2020

Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling.At ninety years old, Audrey Thorpe still lives in a historic mansion on palm-tree-lined Victory Drive, determined to retain her independence. But when her health begins to fade, her family hires a part-time caretaker, Laurel.

Every Bone a Prayer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728216218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 4th, 2020

Blooms has taken the voice and names of Appalachia, tended, and evolved them, and created a book that is at once haunting and hopeful.--NPR

Praised by BuzzFeed, Good Housekeeping, POPSUGAR, Bustle, and more

Even as We Breathe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950564064
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Published: Fireside Industries - September 8th, 2020

Nineteen-year-old Cowney Sequoyah yearns to escape his hometown of Cherokee, North Carolina, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. When a summer job at Asheville's luxurious Grove Park Inn and Resort brings him one step closer to escaping the hills that both cradle and suffocate him, he sees it as an opportunity.

If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.

Escaping Dreamland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982629403
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 22nd, 2020

Robert Parrish's childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his girlfriend, Rebecca, begins to fall apart.

Her Night with the Duke (Clandestine Affairs #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062986795
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Published: Avon - September 29th, 2020

Desire knows no reason...

A House Is a Body: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209896
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 11th, 2020

A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 from The Millions * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Electric Literature
Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

“Swamy’s A House Is a Body