Via Facebook, so here, have a sack of salt.
Also this: “Update: I changed Lolita from ‘Erotica’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ from ‘Chick Lit’ to Classics. You literature majors all lack any sense of humor.”
But interesting nonetheless.
The show must go on! Despite record-breaking snowfall in Kansas City, Winter Institute 8 is charging ahead, on schedule. Look for us in the galley room for these Spring 2013 offerings:
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller: A profoundly moving, deliciously suspenseful novel about an American grandfather and a newly orphaned boy racing across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.
Shelter Cycle by Pete Rock: Francine and Colville were childhood friends whose families belonged to an extreme religion, the Church Universal and Triumphant; its members built underground shelters to protect themselves from a nuclear apocalypse that never came. Reunited twenty years later, Francine and Colville must reckon with the powerful memories of their former church’s teachings, and the haunting feeling of leading adult lives in a world they once believed would be destroyed.
I Hate to Leave this Beautiful Place by Howard Norman: A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer’s life—the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family’s house; the presence of an oystercatcher—each one, as the saying goes, stranger than fiction.
And look for Carla Gray at the Rep Pick’s session, talking about these Spring 2013 titles:
Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer: Look for Carlene at the author reception!
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
Tomorrow There Will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer
Shelter Cycle by Pete Rock
I Hate to Leave this Beautiful Place by Howard Norman
The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau