Authors Robert Gipe (Trampoline), Andrea Kleine (Calf), and Ellen Urbani (Landfall) discuss their novels featuring vulnerable young protagonists with complicated and precarious family lives.
Why should you attend?
“Trampoline is that rare kind of book, a first novel that feels like a fourth or fifth.…It is a roaring tale that knows when to tamp its own fire–which is another way of saying that it is funny as hell but will hurt you too.”
“In 1981, John Hinckley, Jr.’s attempt to assassinate Ronald Reagan rocked the nation. And Andrea Kleine’s gripping novel, Calf, will rock readers. This is a wonderfully unsettling book about love, loss, and unlikely connections.”—Elliott Holt, author of You Are One of Them
“A gorgeous and raw rendering of a young woman’s struggle for redemption, for forgiveness, for salvation, in the aftermath of the devastating catastrophe of Katrina. Landfall is not about a storm; it is about the resiliency of the human spirit, and our ongoing need to make sense of the world around us, no matter the cost. Urbani has crafted a powerful novel that will resonate in your soul long after you have turned the final page. Outstanding!” – Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain