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Folkland Book Club featuring books from Small Press Distribution

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0


Join us for a monthly book club featuring titles from Small Press Distribution. Pick up a free copy of our April book at the March Book Club meeting (3/27), or at the Main Library Reference desk starting on March 28 while supplies last.


by Sabrina Orah Mark

WILD MILK is like Borscht Belt meets Leonora Carrington; it’s like Donald Barthelme meets Pony Head; it’s like the Brothers Grimm meet Beckett in his swim trunks at the beach. In other words, this remarkable collection of stories is unlike anything you’ve read.

“The stories drift in the way of the best fairy tales—released from dependence on narrative sensibility to become both more odd and more true than any mere fiction…Stories in which laughter is sometimes the only response to sorrow, beauty is strange, and love is fierce and unending. A necessary book for our perilous age.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Sabrina Orah Mark has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Glenn Schaeffer Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of WILD MILK (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2018) as well as the poetry collections TSIM TSUM and THE BABIES, both from Saturnalia Books. Her poetry has appeared in many journals and in the anthologies, Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and The Best American Poetry 2007.


Our Book Club moderator, Nirvana Shahriar is a senior undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. A lover of language and literature, she studies English and Linguistics. Her love for language, and interest in both the written and spoken word has led her to facilitate classes at UC Berkeley that are structured around literature, like book clubs. Experienced in facilitating and leading discussion, Nirvana is looking forward to more literary reads with new folks and faces.


April 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0


Oakland Public Library – Main Branch
125 - 14th Street
Oakland, 94612
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