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Odd Mondays Fall Fiction: A Poet, Novelist, & Short Story Author Walk Into a Bookstore…
October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDTFree
Poet Jeanne Powell, novelist C O R E Y M. P., and short story author Olga Zilberbourg will walk into Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley, Monday, October 7 to read for you from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Books will be available for sales and signing after the readings. Admission is free and so are the drinks!
The poems in Jeanne Powell’s collection TWO SEASONS are, according to Dennis Dalton, Professor Emeritus, Barnard College, “inspiring and inspired because of their uncanny ability to transmit genuine feelings of rage and love, justice and injustice, with an eloquence and power that few contemporary American writers can match. Her gifted word dancing comes across forcefully yet gracefully in both oral recitations and on the written page. When I heard Jeanne deliver in public one of the exquisite poems from TWO SEASONS, I was stunned at the impact it had on the audience.”
In Corey M.P.’s novel HEARTS AND ERRORS, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching–a harsh reminder of when New York newspaper columnist Lana Levine was dumped by her boyfriend without an explanation and how, three years later, she still hasn’t moved on. When she discovers a magazine article about an old man who matches strangers in a small café in Paris, Lana thinks this is definitely a sign. Desperate for change, she flees to The City of Light. Armed with nothing but hope and a broken heart, she begins her quest to find the mysterious café.
Olga Zilberbourg’s first book in English is already a bestseller! LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES is a unique portrayal of motherhood, of immigration and adaptation, and an inside account of life in the Soviet Union and its dissolution. It looks at family and child rearing in ways both unsettling and tender, with characters who grapple with complicated legacies—of state, parentage, displacement, and identity. Anthony Marra calls it “a book of succinct abundance, dazzling in its particulars, expansive in its scope.”