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Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley

February 26, 2019, 7PM-8:30PM

“With each new book by Tessa Hadley, I grow more convinced that she’s one of the greatest stylists alive.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

March 26, 2019, 7PM-8:30PM

A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. . .

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

April 23, 2019, 7PM-8:30PM

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family’s road trip across America.

“Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight . . . Everyone should read this book.”–Tommy Orange

A Wonderful Stroke of Luck by Ann Beattie

May 21, 7PM-8:30PM

At a boarding school in New Hampshire, Ben joins the honor society led by Pierre LaVerdere, an enigmatic, brilliant, yet perverse teacher who instructs his students not only about how to reason, but how to prevaricate. As the years go by, LaVerdere’s covert and overt instruction lingers in his students’ lives as they seek some sense of purpose or meaning. Later in Ben’s life, LaVerdere’s reappearance calls everything into question. . .

Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

June 18, 2019, 7PM-8:30PM

“Freudenberger’s brilliant and compassionate novel takes on the big questions of the universe and proves, again, that she is one of America’s greatest writers.” –Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less

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