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
Shruti Swamy - A House is a Body: Stories
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From the internationally bestselling author of the “terrifically affecting” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Mornings in Jenin, a sweeping and lyrical novel that follows a young Palestinian refugee as she slowly becomes radicalized while searching for a better life for her family throughout the Middle East, for readers of international literary bestsellers including
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 evokes the magic of my favorite childhood stories -- thrilling, but eerie -- but it's also a painful, beautiful, and necessary examination of trauma and autonomy." --Buzzfeed
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.
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.
A Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 from The Millions * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Electric Literature
“Swamy’s A House Is a Body will not simply be talked about as one of the greatest short story collections of the 2020s; it will change the way all stories—short and long—are told, written, and consumed.