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Andrew Shaffer: Hope Rides Again. Book signing to follow. His old pal Barack Obama has invited him to meet a wealthy benefactor whose endorsement could turn the tide for Joe if he decides to run for president. When their number-one suspect winds up full of lead on the South Side, the police are content to write it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat… Set against the backdrop of a raucous city on St.
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Join us for a panel in celebration of late author Suzette Haden Elgin's upcoming release Native Tongue, featuring a discussion of her legacy and feminist science fiction with authors Jennifer Marie Brissett, Bethany C. Her work has been the finalist for a number of awards, and won the Philip K. Dick Special Citation. Bethany C Morrow is an author of speculative literary fiction, and a recovering expatriate. Rebecca Romney is a rare book dealer and author. In , she published Printer's Error, a subversive history of printed books.
Her translations of Polish academic and art writing have been published widely. Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights.
When Islam Is Not a Religion also looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity. Asma T. Uddin is a religious liberty lawyer who has worked on cases at the U. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and federal trial courts, including Burwell v.
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. She is the founding editor-in-chief of altmuslimah. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center at NYU became the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States. Ann's Church! In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning 1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad , Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
This event will be held at St. This month we are discussing Victorine by Maude Hutchins. A sexual awakening novel like none other, mixing elements of Adleran psychology, surrealism, and the American pastoral. She received a B. A from the Yale School of Fine Arts in In she married Robert Maynard Hutchins, the youngest president of the University of Chicago, and had three children.
After she divorced Robert in , Maude moved to Southport, Connecticut. She died on March 28, , in Fairfield, Connecticut. A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer, on fame and failure, aging and art, from the acclaimed author of Heroines, Green Girl, and O Fallen Angel.
She is also the author of Heroines and Book of Mutter. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Haley Mlotek is a writer and editor based in New York. She is currently working on a book about romance and divorce. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time.
No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie—and the dead woman herself. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people—including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows. Laura has been won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar, and been nominated for thirty more.
Her books have been translated into twenty-plus languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family. Fresh, easygoing, and a little bit whimsical, rose is more than just a wine -- it's shorthand for an entire lifestyle. Readers will learn the ins and outs of rose production, as well as the major wine-making regions, before diving into food pairings, rose cocktails, and even rose-inspired astrology.
In , while both working in the fashion world Erica as a Style section columnist for The New York Times and Nikki as a graphic designer at Madewell , they launched yeswayrose on Instagram as a way to share how the wine was inspiring humor and happiness in their lives.
Jordan Salcito is a wine veteran, with over a decade spent in the industry. They turned to their friends for advice: chefs, chocolatiers, brewers, and food experts of all kinds, and what came out is a super-simple base that takes five minutes to make, and an ice cream company that sees new flavors and inspiration everywhere they look.
Since opening in , Malek and his cousin, cofounder and CEO Kim Malek , have taken their ice cream from an ice cream cart serving 8 flavors to 18 brick-and-mortar locations, creating more than flavors. Storytime with Susan Verde: Unstoppable Me. This lyrical picture book about a little boy with boundless energy celebrates the exuberance of an active child. Unstoppable Me is about the sort of energetic child we all know and love—full of fun and play and a bit exhausting! In this book, we see an unstoppable little boy run, jump, and soar through his day. He takes a little time to refuel, then he's back at it—zooming and zipping around.
This poetic, joyful book—filled with illustrations as bright and energetic as the boy himself— is a celebration of the active child. She is the author of many picture books including I am Yoga and I am Peace. She currently lives in East Hampton, New York with her family. She's a successful businesswoman, a well-rounded individual, and a fairy! Tallulah thinks she knows just about everything about running her company, Tooth Titans Inc. But then one day she comes upon a new challenge—a little boy hasn't only lost a tooth, he's really lost it.
In that it's gone and he has nothing to leave under his pillow, which means there's nothing for Tallulah to take. What's a fairy to do? Luckily, Tallulah has a great team of advisors who help her solve the problem. Tamara Pizzoli is an African American educator born in Texas. For the past few years, she has run a boutique publishing house from Rome, Italy, where she lives with her four young children. By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed help-desk tech at a start-up incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers—"Hatchlings"—who can't even fix their own laptops but are apparently the next wave of start-up geniuses.
And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app Fluttr. But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in the online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight. Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez—the only non-douchey guy at Hatch—has no idea she's the brains behind the app.
Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life and friendships, or change her life forever. Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker with an insatiable case of wanderlust. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of software.
When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and planning her next big vacation. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path.
She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of MeToo, wrestling with the question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture violent, dramatic, gritty over another joyful, funny, stylized.
Emily Nussbaum has written for The New Yorker since Previously, she was the TV critic and editor of the The Culture Pages for New York magazine, where she created the "Approval Matrix," the playful culture charticle that to this day closes out each issue of New York. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Clive Thompson and their two children. Their online magazine features interviews, essays, poetry and more. In addition to their online magazine they plan to create programming that engages their community and allies.
Visit them at inqluded. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. Down and Across is his first novel, followed by Girl Gone Viral. They are also the author of the middle grade novel Hurricane Child. You can visit them online at www. Camryn Garrett was born and raised in New York. She is a proud advocate of diverse stories and writers.
You can find her on Twitter dancingofpens, tweeting from a laptop named Stevie. Anger is a Gift is their debut YA novel. Donations to inQluded welcome. In the wake of the election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. What was happening to faith in the heartland?
From drugstores in Sydney, Iowa, to skeet shooting in rural Illinois, to the mega churches of Minneapolis, Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. Part journalism, part memoir, God Land is a journey into the heart of a deeply divided America.
Lenz visits places of worship across the heartland and speaks to the everyday people who often struggle to keep their churches afloat and to cope in a land of instability.
Through a thoughtful interrogation of the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, God Land investigates whether our divides can ever be bridged and if America can ever come together. Lyz Lenz is a contributing writer for the Columbia Journalism Review.
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Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Trick Mirror, her first essay collection, will be published by Random House in Many liberals even resisted the movement to end rape on campus. And yet, legal, political, and cultural efforts, often spearheaded by women of color, were quietly paving the way for the takedown of abusers and harassers.
Reckoning delivers the stirring tale of a movement catching fire as pioneering women in the media exposed the Harvey Weinsteins of the world, women flooded the political landscape, and the walls of male privilege finally began to crack. This is revelatory, essential social history. Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity.
Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. Doreen St. In , St. In , she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary, and, in , she won in the same category. Richard Russo: Chances Are But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in the disappearance of the woman each of them loved—Jacy Rockafellow.
Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are… is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three daughters. He was born and raised on Staten Island. Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn.
Sales skyrocket, press rolls in, and Eliza learns that her personal life is good for business. So she has a choice: continue the ruse or clear up the misunderstanding. Fellow entrepreneur Blake seems like the perfect match on paper. And in real life he shows promise, too. She can either stay engaged online or fall in love in real life. Written with singular charm and style, Love at First Like is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age.
Previously, she was a writer and editor at Seventeen. As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Rhythmic free verse imbues his story with musicality and gets readers in the groove. Keith Henry Brown , debut picture book illustrator, got his start drawing super heroes, but jazz musicians like Miles Davis have always been heroes to him. He has also designed and illustrated promotional graphics and jazz album covers.
Kathleen Cornell Berman is an assembler and sculptor of words and found objects.
A former elementary school teacher, she now spends her time writing, creating art, and frequenting jazz concerts. Birth of the Cool is her debut picture book. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband. Fourteen-year-old Cindy and her two older brothers live in rural Pennsylvania, in a house with occasional electricity, two fierce dogs, one book, and a mother who comes and goes for months at a time.
Deprived of adult supervision, the siblings rely on one another for nourishment of all kinds. As Jude Vanderjohn, Cindy is suddenly surrounded by books and art, by new foods and traditions, and most important, by a startling sense of possibility. In her borrowed life she also finds herself accepting the confused love of a mother who is constitutionally incapable of grasping what has happened to her real daughter. As Cindy experiences overwhelming maternal love for the first time, she must reckon with her own deceits and, in the process, learn what it means to be a daughter, a sister, and a neighbor.
Marilou Is Everywhere is a powerful, propulsive portrait of an overlooked girl who finds for the first time that her choices matter. She is also a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Wallace fellowship. He has received a Whiting Award and an O. Henry Award. Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescue her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world.
Both women are just twenty-six—but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and her work has been published in a variety of literary magazines. She spent seven years working as a nanny in New York City. Devotion is her first novel. She was raised in Arizona by her Jewish mother and Palestinian father. Sonora is her first novel. Women have always been seen as monsters.
Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction. Maybe they are. These monsters embody patriarchal fear of women, and illustrate the violence with which men enforce traditionally feminine roles. They also speak to the primal threat of a woman who takes back her power. In a dark and dangerous world, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers asks women to look to monsters for the ferocity we all need to survive.
Sady Doyle is an author, journalist and opinion writer. Her latest book, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy and the Fear of Female Power is devoted to exploring monstrous images of women in pop culture, mythology and society, and the mechanisms of patriarchal control that exist to tamp down women's fearsome potential. She lives in upstate New York. Talia Lavin is a writer based in Brooklyn, whose musings on food, faith and the far right have been featured in the New Yorker, the Washington Post and the New Republic. Her book about white nationalism online will be published by Hachette Books in Chris L.
Terry: Black Card. Determined to win back his Black Card, the narrator sings rap songs at an all-white country music karaoke night, absorbs black pop culture, and attempts to date his black coworker Mona, who is attacked one night. The narrator becomes the prime suspect and earns the attention of John Donahue, a local police officer with a grudge dating back to high school.
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Forced to face his past, his relationships with his black father and white mother, and the real consequences and dangers of being black in America, the narrator must choose who he is before the world decides for him. Terry was born in to an African American father and an Irish American mother. Terry lives in Los Angeles with his family. Carrie Goldberg: Nobody's Victim. Her battle ground is the courtroom; her crusade to transform clients from victims into warriors.
In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of advocacy, badass relentlessness, risk-taking, and client-empowerment, gets justice for them all. There are stories about a woman whose ex-boyfriend made fake bomb threats in her name and caused a national panic; a fifteen year old girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds, then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send over men to his home and work for sex.
With breathtaking honestly, Carrie even shares stories of her own shattering abuse. While her clients are a diverse group—from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation and background - offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Carrie spent five years working for Nazi victims, and before starting her firm in , she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City.
She was featured in the documentary Netizens, and her life and work is the basis for an upcoming fictional legal procedural television show.