Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jaimy Gordon at Green Apple

So Jaimy Gordon paid us a visit (two, actually) this week. Jaimy who? Jaimy Gordon, the surprise winner of the 2010 National Book Award for fiction for her latest novel Lord of Misrule.

She told a funny story about being in an elevator with Patty Smith at the National Book Awards. Despite winning the same prize as Patty Smith, Ms. Gordon was too tongue-tied to say hi.

She showed us an easy way to tell a first edition from later printings (the first printing--of only 1,000 copies--has elegant endpapers; later printings do not).

And she willingly posed for a photo in the bright sun with our mascot.

As for the book, several customers have remarked how great Lord of Misrule is; Green Appler Lali attended his first-ever Green Apple author event to hear Ms. Gordon because he so liked the book; and I'm about 100 pages in and marveling at the vivid, if grim, world she has created.

Finally, we have signed copies available, including some signed first editions. We also have signed copies of some of Ms. Gordon's earlier works, like Shamp of the City-Solo and She Drove Without Stopping. Please call the store to put any or all of these on hold, or order them to be shipped by phone.

Thanks, Jaimy Gordon!

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