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.
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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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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Desire knows no reason...
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