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Literature Lovers' Luncheon
Mark your calendars! The Literature Lovers' Luncheon will be a "not to be missed" event this fall!
Tickets will go on sale in October - stay tuned.
Joining us will be -
Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities.
Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred journals worldwide. Recognition includes the Bath Flash Award short list, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.
“Christina Dalcher’s debut novel, set in a recognizable near future and sure to beg comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale, asks: if the number of words you could speak each day was suddenly and severely limited, what would you do to be heard? A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo, VOX (Berkley) presents an exaggerated scenario of women lacking a voice: in the United States, they are subject to a hundred-word limit per day (on average, a human utters about 16,000). Considering the threat of a society in which children like the protagonist’s six-year-old daughter are deprived of language, VOX highlights the urgency of movements like #MeToo, but also of the basic importance of language.”—Vanity Fair
Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.
“Leif Enger’s dazzling new novel, Virgil Wander, has that perfect blend of a wonderful sense of place (our very own Minnesota!), quirky characters, and a delightful story. Our Midwestern readers are the perfect audience for this book, and I can’t wait to put it personally in their hands this fall.”—David Enyeart, Common Good Books
Alyson Hagy grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
She is a Professor for the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wyoming.
Previous books include - Boleto (Graywolf Press, 2012); Ghosts of Wyoming (Graywolf Press, 2010); Snow, Ashes (Graywolf Press, 2007); Keeneland (Simon & Schuster, 2000); Graveyard of the Atlantic (Graywolf Press, 2000); Hardware River (Poseidon Press, 1991); Madonna on Her Back (Stuart Wright, 1986).
Awards include an NEA Fellowship, a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, inclusion in Best American Short Stories, the High Plains Book Award for Fiction, the Devil's Kitchen Award in Prose, a Nelson Algren Award, a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan, and the John P. Ellbogen Award for Meritorious Classroom Teaching.
Praise for Scribe - “A slim and affecting powerhouse. . . . Timely and timeless; a deft novel about the consequences and resilience of storytelling.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.
"A vivid and original story... McMorris brilliantly chronicles the way in which a moment's fateful choice can result in a lifetime of harrowing consequences. A masterpiece that poignantly echoes universal themes of loss and redemption, Sold on a Monday is both heartfelt and heartbreaking."Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale