If you’re in or near Brooklyn, please join me on July 27th for a conversation with my dear friend, Stephanie Kallos, the author of one of my favorite book projects, Language Arts from Recorded Books (print edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). We hope to see you at the powerHouse Arena on Monday, July 27th at 7 pm, when Stevie and I will be talking about Palmer penmanship, offering you cupcakes and wine, and entertaining you with song! Recorded Books will be providing door prizes for the event – 5 signed copies of the audiobook!
MORE ABOUT LANGUAGE ARTS: Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their severely autistic son, who’s about to age out of the system, he prefers the company of the ghosts he turns up in the storage boxes in his crawl space. There he finds the totems that betray the darker moments of his youth-memories that were buried for decades when he met the ambitious and sparkling Alison LeFevre. But the complications of parenthood proved fatal to their marriage, and Charles has been stagnant ever since. Language Arts is a wise and perceptive novel about how accumulated guilt and fear can embalm us in middle age and how one man who lost his way in life and love regains both.