Friday, January 21, 2011

This Monday: National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon

After a slow couple of months for events (if you tried to navigate an aisle of the store in the weeks before or after the holidays without bumping into another shopper/their dog/their entire Christmas tree and/or lit menorah, you'll understand why events were not really an option during this time) we're jumping back on the horse (Ha! Hold on, you'll get why that's clever in a minute) with a truly exciting reading from Jaimy Gordon, winner of the National Book Award for her novel Lord of Misrule.

Lord of Misrule is hardly Gordon's literary debut-- she's been writing and publishing since 1973, but has remained relatively obscure compared to her current success -- but its surprise award-winning victory uncannily mirrors that of the novel's title character, a dark horse who plays a pivotal role in this story about the little-known underbelly of the racetrack. Check out the New York Times' glowing review of the novel for more information about this world and Gordon's rendering of it, some beautiful excerpts and more (also better) horse puns.

So come by the store on Monday, January 24th at 7 PM for a reading and signing with one of the most celebrated authors of 2010. Pick up your copy of Lord of Misrule here, and we'll see you there.

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