Karen Shepard and Karen Russell in conversation

Karen Shepard’s The Celestials, about the arrival of seventy-five Chinese immigrants to 1870s New England, “works with the same primal heat as The Scarlet Letter & the same sympathetic scope as The Poisonwood Bible” (Joshua Ferris). Shepard will discuss her new book—part cultural study, part tender love story—with Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Be sure to distinguish between the two Karens during the Q&A after the reading. We do not want chaos to ensue.  

Event date: 

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
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The Celestials Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935639558
Availability: Special order, subject to availability. Arrives in our store in 10+ days if available
Published: Tin House Books - June 11th, 2013