Please join us for a reading, conversation, and book signing in celebration of Weather, the new novel by Jenny Offill. For this event, Offill will be in conversation with Catherine Lacey.
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Librarian and fake shrink Lizzie Benson’s old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia’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 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.
Jenny Offill is the award-winnging author of the novels Last Things and Dept. of Speculation. She lives in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University and in the low residency program at Queens University.
Catherine Lacey is the author of four works of fiction: Nobody Is Ever Missing, The Answers, Certain American States, and the forthcoming novel, Pew. She's recently published work in the New Yorker, Harper's, and the Believer.
Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible with one ADA compliant restroom. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.