Writers at the Wrecking Bar Presents Zoe Fishman in conversation with Susan Rebecca White - The Fun Widow's Book Tour

Writers at the Wrecking Bar Presents Zoe Fishman in conversation with Susan Rebecca White - The Fun Widow's Book Tour

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023 7:00 PM

The Marianna Room at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

From the author of "Inheriting Edith "comes a brave new novel about the intersection of art and grief after the tragic loss of her own husband in 2017.

Join us for the relaunch of our Writers at the Wrecking Bar series! A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome back bestselling Atlanta author Zoe Fishman to celebrate the release of her new novel, "The Fun Widow's Book Tour." Fishman will appear in conversation with Atlanta’s own Susan Rebecca White, author of “We Are All Good People Here.”

About the Book

Mia used to be fun. She was the class clown; a member of the mile-high club; the mom who made her sons giggle with her bad British accent and well-placed tickles.

But three years after the death of her husband, there's no time for that. She's the only parent they have.

Now, her memoir is out and she has to promote it. But how to sell herself when her heart is still broken? And so her three best friends—Chelsea, Rachel and George—organize her book tour in their respective hometowns. With her father Ira on deck for the boys, Mia sets off on a week-long journey to San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta: her hometown.

Although, Mia's not just going for herself. Armed with her trademark agenda, she plans to fix her friends' lives as a means of repayment for all they've done. And reluctantly visit Judy, her new stepmother, because she has to—not because she wants to. But even the best agenda is often rendered useless by reality, and Mia realizes that the stories she's been telling herself are just that. Stories.

If she can rewrite who she is now by revisiting who she was then, maybe she can reignite the flame in all of them.

About the Author

Zoe Fishman is the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year. She is the bestselling author of five previous novels and several awards, including Booklist's "Top 10 Books of the Year" and an IndieNext Pick.

She's been featured on "City Lights" with Lois Reitzes, in Publisher's Weekly and The Atlanta Jewish Times, among others. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Modern Loss.

Zoe was the Director of The Decatur Writers Studio and a visiting writer at SCAD Atlanta. She lives in Decatur with her two sons.

About the Conversation Partner

Susan Rebecca White is the author of four novels: “Bound South,” “A Soft Place to Land,” “A Place at the Table,” and “We Are All Good People Here.” A graduate of Brown University and the MFA program at Hollins University, Susan has taught creative writing at Hollins, Emory, SCAD, and Mercer University, where she was the Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Chair of English Writer-in-Residence. An Atlanta native, Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.

About Writers at the Wrecking Bar

A Cappella Books presents Writers at the Wrecking Bar, a series of live author interview events showcasing some of the country's freshest voices in literary and contemporary fiction, held at our neighborhood brewpub. Held upstairs in the historical Marianna Room, each program includes writers in conversation with an arbiter of Atlanta's book scene, giving the audience a chance to experience and participate in the Q&A and get a signed copy of the book. Select events will feature performances by notable local musicians.