Check out one of these great local Book Events the Week of 3/24-3/31.
What is the difference between fiction and creative storytelling? Jansma's quicksilver narrator writes himself into a hole and back again, reinventing his friends and his own life nearly at a whim. Questioning the nature of life, love, and friendship, Unchangeable Spots is an unforgettable debut.
Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm Harvard Book Store
Gish Jen, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self
For author Gish Jen, the daughter of Chinese immigrant parents, books were once an Outsiders Guide to the Universe. But they were something more, too. Through her eclectic childhood reading, Jen stumbled onto a cultural phenomenon that would fuel her writing for decades to come: the profound difference in self-narration that underlies the gap often perceived between East and West.
Thursday, March 28 at 7pm Andover Bookstore Night of Fiction with Randy Susan Meyers & Christopher Castellani
All This Talk of Love is an incandescent novel about sacrifice and hope, loss and love, myth and memory. Christopher Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware. He resides in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country's leading independent creative writing centers.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal. Randy Susan Meyers is the author of The Murderer’s Daughters, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award.