Saturday, May 21, 2022 3:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
"A scintillating collection of short stories and a novella that encompass pathos and hilarity and range from breathtakingly succinct yet richly faceted tales, like the diamonds that figure in several unexpectedly connected stories, to longer works iridescent with tangible and psychological detail.”―Booklist
A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome author Katharine Weber for a discussion of her captivating new book, “Jane of Hearts and Other Stories.” Weber will appear in conversation with Atlanta’s own Jessica Handler, award-winning author of “The Magnetic Girl.”
This event is free and open to the public, and copies of “Jane of Hearts” will be available for purchase.
About the Book
At the heart of every story in this collection, Katharine Weber has located a compelling character in medias res, at a moment when situation, desire, and identity are intersecting and sometimes colliding. Children go door to door selling poison mushrooms. An elderly New Yorker on the brink of losing her freedom bolts for one last dignified adventure. A girl is employed to babysit a sleeping baby she is forbidden to see. In the title novella, lonely children roaming their Connecticut neighborhood discover a forgotten bomb shelter, which they make their secret headquarters. ”Jane of Hearts” offers Katharine Weber’s readers a lively assortment of her short fiction, each story a precise and nuanced investigation of its moments.
About the Author
Katharine Weber is the author of six acclaimed novels including ”Still Life with Monkey,” “Triangle,” “True Confections,” and ”The Music Lesson”―and a memoir, ”The Memory of All That.” She lives in Connecticut.