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Books & Bathrobes with Marisa Silver

Books & Bathrobes with Marisa Silver

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Literary Affairs invites you to an exclusive ONLINE Books & Bathrobes event with New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver about her novel, The Mysteries. Join us for a book club style conversation between Julie Robinson and Marisa Silver followed by a Q & A.

EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 25

10:30am – 12pm

WHERE:
The safety and comfort of your own home.

DRESS CODE:
Bathrobes or sweats encouraged.

$15 requested to help defray our costs. NO REFUNDS.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marisa Silver is the author of six previous works of fiction, including the novels Mary Coin, a New York Times Bestseller, and Little Nothing, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center. She teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Miggy Brenneman is a wild and reckless seven-year-old with a fierce imagination, hellbent on pushing against the limits of childhood. Ellen is polite, cautious, and drawn to her friend’s bright flame. While the adults around them adjust to unstable times and fractured relationships, the girls respond with increasingly dangerous play. When tragedy strikes, all the novel’s characters grapple with questions of fate and individual responsibility, none more so than Miggy, who must make sense of a swiftly disappearing past and a radically transformed future.

Written with searing clarity and surpassing tenderness, The Mysteries limns the painful ambiguities of adulthood and the intense perceptions of an indelibly drawn child to offer a profound exploration of how all of us, at every stage, must reckon with life’s abundant and unsolvable mysteries.