From The New York Times best-selling author of "The Recovering" and "The Empathy Exams" comes the riveting story of rebuilding a life...Thursday, March 7 at 7:00PMSplinters: Another Kind of Love StoryLeslie JamisonIn conversation with Sarah MangusoCo-presented with Skylight Books“A blazing memoir . . . feels like an immediate hit and a forever classic.”―Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of Lit and The Liar’s ClubLeslie Jamison has become one of our most beloved contemporary voices, a scribe of the real, the true, and the complex. The New York Times best-selling author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams joins us in a program exclusive to ALOUD about her new memoir, Splinters, the riveting story of rebuilding a life after the end of a marriage — an exploration of motherhood, art, and new love.Jamison will be in conversation with award-winning author and professor Sarah Manguso.
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A masterful follow-up to Orange’s already-classic first novel, "Wandering Stars" extends Orange’s constellation of narratives into the...Monday, April 8 at 7:00PMWandering StarsTommy OrangeIn conversation with Sterlin HarjoCo-presented with Skylight Books“A searing study of the consequences of a genocide . . . Orange is gifted at elevating his characters without romanticizing them, and though the cast is smaller than in There There, the sense of history is deeper.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Tommy Orange, the Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There, returns to ALOUD with one of TIME Magazine’s most anticipated books of 2024, Wandering Stars, which traces the legacies of the Colorado Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family. Orange’s new novel is piercing in its poetry, sorrow, and rage, and is a devastating indictment of America’s war on its own people.Orange will be in conversation with award-winning filmmaker and showrunner of Reservation Dogs Sterlin Harjo.