Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Pre-order Jenny Offill's new novel "Weather" to get a reserved seat and a cocktail coupon for the author's upcoming Writers at the Wrecking Bar appearance.
At this special April edition of Writers at the Wrecking Bar, we welcome national bestselling “Dept. of Speculation” author, Jenny Offill, for an intimate discussion and signing of her highly-anticipated new novel "Weather" –a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Offill will appear in conversation with writer and publicist Alison Law, and Atlanta singer-songwriter Caroline Herring will perform a short set before the author conversation begins at 7:30 p.m.
To attend this event, simply pre-order a copy of “Weather” via the link below. You may pick up your book from A Cappella any time after the February 11 release date, or at the venue the day of the event. In addition to reserving your seat for Offill's "Writers at the Wrecking Bar" appearance, your pre-order also includes a cocktail coupon good for one of the Wrecking Bar's craft beers, a glass of wine or the evening's signature cocktail, “Hell or High Water," inspired by the book.
If you are unable to attend the program, you may still pre-order a signed copy of the book to be picked up in-store or for delivery after the event.
About the Book
Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She’s become famous for her prescient podcast, “Hell and High Water,” and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you’ve seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to address the limits of her own experience–but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she’s learned about empathy and despair, conscience and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks . . . And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in–funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad.
About the Author
Jenny Offill is the author of the novels “Last Things” (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), and “Dept. of Speculation,” which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award and the International Dublin Award. She lives in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University and in the low residency program at Queens University.
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. 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.
Held upstairs in the Marianna Room of the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Writers at the Wrecking Bar hosts a cash bar with signature cocktails inspired by the books, starting at 7 p.m. The author conversation and book signing follow at 7:30 p.m.