Staff favorite Garth Stein, the bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will join us to read and sign copies of his long-awaited new novel. In A Sudden Light, a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.
In writing immediate and stripped to its necessity, Maksik gives us Jacqueline, an unknown woman, homeless and bereft, struggling to survive on some Greek island. Slowly, her story of escaping devastation and fleeing Liberia is revealed as she searches for shelter, food, and safety. How does one choose to survive amidst absolute horror and grief? What does it mean to survive, when so much has already been lost? These are the questions at hand, powerfully at hand.