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"THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE"
SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY
18h30 - 22h00
Happy Hour. Andrew's presentation. Dinner & Dessert. More Great
Our Guest of Honor:
Andrew Sean Greer
The first person who reserved told me that Andrew is the Proust of our times.
"THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE" PORTRAYS THREE PEOPLE TRAPPED BY THE CONFINES OF THEIR ERA. IT'S SET IN THE 1950s.
“WE THINK WE KNOW THE ONES WE LOVE….”
Let's let Andrew tell their story. He writes it so well that here's what the international press has to say. Visit his website: http://www.andrewgreer.com/
AMAZON Best Books of 2008
Washington Post Best Books of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2008
UK Guardian Top Reads 2008
Financial Times Best Books of 2008
- TODAY show Pick -
- NPR Summer Read -
“Greer’s considerable gifts as a storyteller ascend to the heights of masters like Marilynne Robinson and William Trevor.” — New York Times
“Moving.” —John Updike, The New Yorker
“Stunning.” —Sara Eckel, TimeOut New York
“A beautiful and moving tale of war, sacrifice, race, and motherhood.” — Khaled Hosseini
“Wondrously unsettling…A timeless story of conflicting loyalties.” — Maggie Scarf, New York Times Book Review
“Thoughtful, complex and exquisitely written.” — Carolyn See, Washington Post
“One for the ages.” — Powells.com
“A haunting book of breathtaking beauty and restraint.” — Dave Eggers
“A perfect mix of what we seek from literature.” — Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
“A beautiful, understated novel that celebrates the heroes of private battles.” — Francesca Segal, London Observer
“a beautiful, lyrical novel…a book full of urgent questions.” — O Magazine, recommended summer reading
“What can be seen plainly on every page of this slim, lovely novel is Greer’s prodigious talent.” — Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
“This is an exquisite story with shattering realizations about love.” — Amy Tan
“Andrew Sean Greer is back at it again, cleverly telling tales with his elegant sleight-of-hand.” — Los Angeles Times
“A dazzling, heartbreaking novel, one of the best published this year.” — The Gloss Magazine, Ireland
“Emotionally complex…finely nuanced narrative ambiguity and bewitching lyricism.” — Times Literary Supplement, UK
“Greer’s beautifully written romance is as much a portrait of an era as a study of the lengths to which people will go to feed a hungry heart.” — Telegraph, UK
“[A} remarkable piece of fiction…will have you gripped from the start.” — The List, Scotland
“Conveys, with great sensitivity, the sting of coming to ’see our lives as a fiction we have written and believed.’” — Evan Hughes, Barnes & Noble Review
“Makes you want to race ahead and stay up all night until you know what happens in the end.” — Colm Toibin
“An affirmation of the strength of the human spirit.” — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“Brilliant….Greer’s got another bestseller on his hands.” — Bridget Kinsella, Breaking Books
BOOKSENSE pick: “The plot’s twists and turns fairly take your breath away.” — Matthew Lage, Iowa Book LLC, Iowa City, IA
“The idea of living a lie is never not riveting.” — Marie Claire, “What We’re Reading This Month”
“Great pleasures of discovery.” — BookPage
“One of the pleasures of reading a good book is trying to figure out afterward which of my friends to recommend it to.” — Maud Newton, on The Story of a Marriage
“Mesmerizing tale…hugely talented writer.” — The Oregonian
“This is the slim yet deep novel that Don Delillo has been struggling to write for ten years now.” — Washington City Paper
“If you’re putting together your summer reading list, make sure this one’s at the top.” — WAVE magazine
CRITICAL SUMMARY: “a chorus of praise” — Bookmarks magazine
“One of those complete and wholly satisfying reading experiences and one of the few books I know I would read again.” — dovegreyreader, UK
Question: “Which books will take off this summer?” Answer: “Andrew Sean Greer’s The Story of a Marriage” — The Times, UK
A Guardian Top 5 Summer Read
“It’s hard not to gush about American author Andrew Sean Greer’s new novel.” — Financial Times
“[A] swift, gripping and beautifully written novel” — Hartford Courant
Andrew, a twin, is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in San Francisco.
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GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. Southern US, French or other European,and vegetable dishes, lovingly prepared as always by Patricia). Free flowing wine.
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