Unforgettable Fiction, Unexpected Directions

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Thu. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Authors Robert Bausch (The Legend of Jesse Smoke), Marcy Dermansky (The Red Car), and Phillip Lewis (The Barrowfields) discuss their novels, stories that lead characters in surprising directions, toward unanticipated lives.

Why should you attend?

“Riveting . . . [The Legend of Jesse Smoke] is an entertaining sports narrative bolstered by weightier issues for readers to contemplate.”―Publishers Weekly

“I’ve been waiting and waiting for a new book from Marcy Dermansky and finally that new book is here. The Red Car is taut and smart and strange and sweet and perfect. I want to eat this book or sew it to my skin or something.” ―Roxane Gay, author of The Untamed State and Bad Feminist

“A novel this good is a rare thing. Elegiac and timeless, The Barrowfields is an unforgettable evocation of a dark American saga. Reading it is like cracking open the tattered first edition of a classic you somehow missed but just pulled from your father’s bookshelf.”—David Gilbert, national bestselling author of & Sons