Oblong Books & Music

His Favorites Booksigning w/Kate Walbert

August 28th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Oblong Books & Music

With HIS FAVORITES, Walbert has once again written a novel that feels both timeless and timely: it is essential reading for the world we find ourselves in today.

Set in the 1970s, HIS FAVORITES is the story of Jo, a teenaged girl who after a catastrophic and scandalous accident is sent away to a boarding school. There, she encounters Master Aikens, a charismatic English teacher.  The consequences for Jo are disastrous, immediate and lifelong. The silencing of Jo and the underlying complicity of the culture in which she finds herself are all-too familiar and universal. As she recalls the details of the past many years later, she negotiates varying angles of perception, memory, revision, and the limits of language to try to claim and fully voice her history. The result is a devastating, propulsive, unforgettable work of fiction, impossible to put down. More Info

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Alice isn’t Dead Booksigning w/Podcaster Joseph Fink

November 29th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

This event is free to attend.

The purchase of a book from Oblong is required to join the signing line.

Hit podcaster and New York Times bestselling novelist Joseph Fink ‒ co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale – will present his new novel, ALICE ISN’T DEAD, a fast-paced, addictive thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.

Worldwide fans of Welcome to Night Vale will be delighted to hear that Joseph Fink will visit Oblong in Rhinebeck this Fall with a brand-new novel  – ALICE ISN’T DEAD (Harper Perennial). The novel expands the story told in the hit podcast of the same name which has had over 6 million downloads in its first 10-episode season, making it one of the most downloaded fiction podcasts of all time.  *Season 3 of the podcast launched this April.  And it’s also being made into a TV series!  Mr. Robot executive producer Kyle Bradstreet has been tapped to write and executive produce a TV adaptation of Alice Isn’t Dead, along with Fink.  The series is in development at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions.

The novel is a creepy, clever horror thriller, that centers around a truck driver who searches across America for her missing wife.  During her journey, she encounters not-quite-human serial murderers, oracles living at gas stations and rest stops, a strange nameless adversary, and a terrible secret hidden in American history. More Info