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March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Afternoon With Melissa Broder

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Books & Books
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Date:
March 16
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books presents…

AN AFTERNOON WITH MELISSA BRODER

discussing

Death Valley

(Scribner, $27.00)

Saturday, March 16, 4PM| Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is excited to present an afternoon with Melissa Broder presenting her latest novel, Death Valley (Scribner, $27.00)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

Named a Best Book of 2023 by The New York Times (“incandescent…hilarious…a triumph”), Oprah Daily (“surreal, absurd, lucid, and wise”), Vanity Fair (“Broder [is] a genius and a sorceress”), and more!

From the visionary author of Milk Fed and The Pisces, a darkly funny novel about grief and a “magical tale of survival” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In Melissa Broder’s astonishingly profound new novel, a woman arrives alone at a Best Western seeking respite from an emptiness that plagues her. She has fled to the California high desert to escape a cloud of sorrow—for both her father in the ICU and a husband whose illness is worsening. What the motel provides, however, is not peace but a path discovered on a nearby hike.

Out along the sun-scorched trail, the narrator encounters a towering cactus whose size and shape mean it should not exist in California. Yet the cactus is there, with a gash through its side that beckons like a familiar door. So she enters it. What awaits her inside this mystical succulent sets her on a journey at once desolate and rich, hilarious, and poignant.

Death Valley is Melissa Broder at her most imaginative, most universal, and finest, and is “a journey unlike any you’ve read before” (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black).

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About the Author:

Melissa Broder is the author of the novels Milk Fed, The Pisces, and Death Valley, the essay collection So Sad Today, and five poetry collections, including Superdoom. She has written for The New York Times, Elle, and New York magazine’s The Cut. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @SoSadToday and @MelissaBroder and Instagram @RealMelissaBroder.