Join us for a reading and discussion with Marissa Landrigan, author of "The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat"!
You may know Marissa from her "Acquired Taste" reading series, or from her Paste column "Breaking Vegetarian." Her new book explores her culinary journey toward ethical and sustainable eating.
We're kicking off our book club with a book that was released in 2012 and just reissued by Harper Perennial in a beautiful paperback edition, Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist!
We're very excited to dive into Amanda Coplin's debut novel, set in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century. The story centers around Talmadge, an orchardist whose isolated life is upended by the arrival of two pregnant fugitives.
We'll meet to discuss the novel and explore its themes of loss, renewal and family. We're also hoping to touch on questions of genre--is this a "western," and if so, how does Coplin work within and against expectations for the genre? We'll have snacks and refreshments, and we'd love to see you here!
Start your weekend right with a reading by poet and local literary powerhouse Sheila Squillante! Sheila is the blog editor of Barrelhouse and editor of the Fourth River literary journal, and her book Beautiful Nerve was just reissued by Civil Coping Mechanisms! We'll have copies available at Nine Stories before and after the reading.
Join us in welcoming Paul Hertneky as he reads from his book Rust Belt Boy!
"RUST BELT BOY brings to life, in loving, lyric detail, an essential but overlooked portrait of America's blue collar heart. Paul Hertneky is a splendid writer, by turns hilarious, tough, and tender. He's always honest, often revelatory, and never disappointing; his book deserves to become a classic."