COMING EVENTS

 
August 15th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
 

Midwood is a restless and intimate volume from a poet James Wood has called “one of the most original voices of her generation.”

In her third book, Jana Prikryl probes the notion of midlife, when past and future blur in the equidistance. Balancing formal innovation with deeply personal reflection, Midwood subtly but impiously explores love and sex and marriage and motherhood in plain, urgent language. Written for the most part early every morning over the course of a year, in all its changing seasons, Midwood includes a series of poems looking at and talking to trees; Prikryl’s careful attention to the ordinary world outside the window forms an alternative measure of time that leafs and ramifies. With their rapid shifts of scale and unusual directness, these poems find a new language for confronting our moment.


 

 
August 16th
7pm
 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

Set in a Harlem high rise, a stunning debut about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it. 

Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Sidik Fofana’s electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience.

 

 

 
 
August 18th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

For the second event of the series, Andrea Abi-Karam, Bishakh Som, Maura M. McDanel, and Megan Milks will be discussing sapphic spaces.

Join your favorite emerging and established authors this summer for a series of readings and conversations around all things sapphic—how identity, sexuality, and desire inform their writing, the queer literary lineages they draw from, what it means to celebrate and center sapphic love, and much more. 

 


 
August 24th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
 

From one of America’s most renowned storytellers—the best-selling author of Blonde—comes a novel about love and deceit, and lust and redemption, against a backdrop of shocking murders in the affluent suburbs of Detroit.

In the waning days of the turbulent 1970s, in the wake of unsolved child-killings that have shocked Detroit, the lives of several residents are drawn together with tragic consequences.
 


 

 
August 25th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
 

Indie Next Pick, a Nylon Most Anticipated Book of the Year, A Them Best Book of the Summer, A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of the Year, and a The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year.

The beguiling story of a young journalist whose investigation of a murder leads her to the most legendary healer in all of Mexico, from one of the most prominent voices of a new generation of Latin American writers

“A story of the world’s repeated failure to control feminine power and the sheer magic of language itself. An enthralling, passionate story about secrets both holy and profane.” —Catherine Lacey, author of Pew and Nobody Is Ever Missing
 


 

 
August 30th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
"An unforgettable story of female strength, hope and friendship. This collaborative work is magnificent--a true revelation " --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star

1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier and a brilliant musician.
 
September 6th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
 

In this haunting and noirish novel by a leading author and critic, an Indian writer travels to Berlin and soon finds himself slipping into a fragmented, fuguelike state. 


“Amit Chaudhuri has, like Proust, perfected the art of the moment . . . [he] is a miniaturist, for whom tiny moments become radiant, and for whom the complexities of the fleeting mood uncurl onto the page like a leaf, a petal.” —Hilary Mantel

“I find most moving in Chaudhuri’s writing those moments when his brilliance at literary transfiguration enacts not literary mastery but instead seems to issue from uncertainty, exile, elegy, absence, the premonition of loss.” —James Wood  


 

 
September 8th
7pm
 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 

A perfect storm of comedic proportions erupts in a DC bookstore over the course of one soggy summer week--narrated by two very different women and punctuated by political turmoil, a celestial event, and a perpetually broken vacuum cleaner.

"A smart, original, laugh-out-loud novel . . . If you sell, buy, or simply love books, Bookish People is for you. I wholeheartedly recommend this quirky gem." --Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Golden Couple

 

 

 
 
September 10th
Noon

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
Join us for the launch of two upcoming picture books, Skeletina and The In-Between World and the Spanish language edition, publishing simultaneously, Skeletina y el Entremundo, both written and illustrated by Susie Jaramillo. 
 
Inspired by Mexican culture and perfect for fans of the hit movies Coco and The Nightmare Before Christmas, these are the first books in a series that combines kooky characters and a spooky story with important and resonant themes about empathy, bravery, self-esteem, and the enduring power of love.

 
September 21st
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
 
 

Join A.M. Homes and Jill Bialosky as they celebrate the publication of their eagerly anticipated new books! 

"A dazzling portrait of a family—and a country—in flux…The Unfolding is hilarious and shocking and heartbreaking and just a little bit deranged—in other words, it’s a book that feels like what it feels like to be alive right now." --Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

“I was immediately swept away by this searing, elegant portrait of a woman in a place of psychological and emotional precarity. Jill Bialosky brings us with great delicacy and arresting sensuality into a world which becomes so real we cannot look away. The Deceptions is at once mesmerizing and masterful.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

 


 

 
 
SEMINARS

 
Four meetings, Thursdays 7pm EST via Zoom,
beginning September 8th
VIRTUAL EVENT
 

A never-before-seen novel by Simone de Beauvoir? Released from the vault thirty-five years after her death? The publication in English was a major event last year. Even better: The swift, autobiographical Inseparable is a moving and fascinating exploration of the seminal French thinker’s most formative bond—no, not with Jean-Paul Sartre, but with Zaza Lacoin, her best friend from childhood on, who died unexpectedly in 1929, when they were both twenty-one. What does the book tell us about the groundbreaking feminist’s coming-of age? Why was this particular relationship so intense, and transformative? How do we square it with her pessimism around female friendship in The Second Sex? And why didn't she publish the book in her lifetime?


Kate Bolick is an author and critic. Her first book, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She teaches writing at Columbia University and New York University.

$200.00