Oblong Books: Upcoming Summer/Fall Book & Author Events

June 1st – September 30th, 7 pm – 8 pm
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In-store Summer Book/Author events at Oblong Books (& Online/Off-site Events too). Click Here for Oblong’s Full Events Calendar and details on how to Register and or Purchase Book.

Booksigning & Conversation with author Gail Godwin, “GETTING TO KNOW DEATH: A Meditation”

June 20th, 6 pm – 7 pm
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In conversation with Claudia Coenen.

“Getting to Know Death could just as easily be called Getting to Know Life. As a meditation, it is both unsentimental and full of wonder. As a piece of writing, it stands beside the best of Godwin’s fiction. Extraordinary.” -Ann Patchett

Ingmar Bergman once said that an artist should always have one work between himself and death. When renowned author Gail Godwin tripped and broke her neck while watering the dogwood tree in her garden at age eighty-five, a lifetime of writing and publishing behind her and a half-finished novel in tow, Bergman’s idea quickly unfurled in front of her, forcing her to confront a creative life interrupted. In Getting to Know Death, Godwin shares what spoke to her while in a desperate place. Remembering those she has loved and survived, including a brother and father lost to suicide, and finding meaning in the encounters she has with other patients as she heals, she takes stock of a life toward the end of its long graceful arc, finding her path through the words she has written and the people she has loved. Read More

“A NOVEL LOVE STORY” Booksigning with author Ashley Poston

June 29th, 6 pm – 7 pm
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In conversation with Oblong’s Nicole Brinkley.

New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Year Slip and The Dead Romantics, Ashley Poston talks about her new book in which a  professor of literature finds herself caught up in a work of fiction…literally

Eileen Merriweather loves to get lost in a good happily-ever-after. The fictional kind, anyway. Because at least imaginary men don’t leave you at the altar. She feels safe in a book. At home. Which might be why she’s so set on going her annual book club retreat this year—she needs good friends, cheap wine, and grand romantic gestures—no matter what. But when her car unexpectedly breaks down on the way, she finds herself stranded in a quaint town that feels like it’s right out of a novel… More Info