Authors on Stage
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Coffee 9:45 a.m. Program 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wellesley College Club
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Fill your morning with engaging presentations by three authors discussing how they came to write their recently published books, and help support the Wellesley College Library. WCAB Authors on Stage presents these outstanding authors:
Andre Dubus III—Gone So Long: A Novel
Andre Dubus III’s first novel in ten years is a haunting masterpiece about a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. “This is a compassionate and wonderful novel” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) which probes the limits of recovery and absolution. Dubus’s prior bestselling novels include House of Sand and Fog and Townie. His honors include an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives in Newburyport.
James Geary—Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
Wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there’s the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. “An exhilarating romp, entertaining and enlightening.… Readers roaring with laughter at outrageous puns one moment find themselves carefully assessing psychological studies the next” (Booklist, starred review). James Geary is the author of four prior books, including The World in a Phrase, and is the deputy curator at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. He lives near Boston.
Amy Stewart—Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit
After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. The fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year and one stormy night, everything falls apart. “A welcome addition to this sui generis series, always fresh thanks to its vividly imagined characters firmly grounded in historical fact" (Kirkus, starred review). Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of ten books, including The Drunken Botanist, Girl Waits with Gun and the Kopp Sisters series. She lives in Portland, Oregon.