If you enjoy novels about the Latinx community, check out JL Ruiz and “Irreversible Damage” at the Last Bookstore. In “Irreversible Damage,” Katie Suarez is a U.S. born Mexican-American living in a wealthy neighborhood in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Daughter to two successful Mexican-American lawyers, Katie goes through an unfortunate series of events that not only tear apart her family, but also leave her at standing at a crumbling precipice.
Come out to Skylight Books for an evening with Ruchika Tomar and “A Prayer for Travelers.” This book melds artful prose with a haunting narrative creating an arresting and electric portrait of the dangers of girlhood in the American desert west and how small towns try–– and often fail–– to protect their own.
If you enjoy surreal fiction and powerful female voices, check out Sarah Rose Etter and “The Book of X” at Skylight Books. Tommy “Teebs” Pico will join Etter in conversation. This book tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in.
Come out to Skylight Books for an evening with Kristen Arnett and “Mostly Dead Things.” Tommy “Teebs” Pico will join Arnett in conversation. One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them.
Skylight Books presents Deb Spera to discuss and sign “Call Your Daughter Home.” Channing Dungey will join Spera in conversation. This book is a wrenching and heartfelt debut novel about three generations of women and the struggles they face in the South in the early part of the 20th century.
Join Lisa Locascio at Chevalier’s Books for a discussion and signing of “Open Me.” A coming-of-age like no other, from a magnetic new voice in fiction, “Open Me” is a daringly original and darkly compelling portrait of a young woman discovering her power, her sex, and her voice; and a propulsive exploration of estrangement and what it means to belong.
Join Jeffrey Kwitny, Tom King, and Richard Tarlow at Vroman’s to celebrate Vroman’s Local Authors Day. Each writer will discuss and sign their recent works.
Stacy Newton writes about a young woman coming to Los Angeles and finding her soul threatened by Hollywood.
Join Madeleine Henry at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of “Breathe In, Cash Out.” Allegra Cobb’s resume: Straight-A Princeton grad, second-year analyst at a top-tier bank, one-time American Yoga National Competition Champion. Allegra Cobb’s reality: Spends twenty-four hours a day changing the colors on bar charts, overusing the word “team,” and daydreaming about quitting the minute her year-end bonus hits her account. But after (1) unknowingly sleeping with the man now leading her banking cohort on one of their biggest deals to date and (2) meeting the #blessed yoga guru who might just be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted, it really hits her: her happy-ever-after will be harder to manifest than she thought.
If you enjoy fiction, check out Andrea Dunlop and “We Came Here to Forget” at Vroman’s. Dunlop will be joined in conversation by Julia Whelan. This book is a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and becomes enmeshed with a man keeping dark secrets of his own.