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April 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Lucky Turtle: A Virtual Evening with Bill Roorbach & Jonathan Evison


April 26, 2022
7:00 pm



Books & Books presents…

A Virtual Evening with

Bill Roorbach in conversation with Jonathan Evison


Lucky Turtle: A Novel

(Algonquin Books, $27.95)

Tuesday, April 26, 7 PM


Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present bestselling author Bill Roorbach!

This event is FREE and open to the public but can be bundled with a book ticket that includes (1) one copy of Lucky Turtle (Algonquin Books, $27.95 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

Once you choose you ticket option, we will send you a Zoom registration link (24 hours BEFORE the event) that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.

About the Book:

“A thrilling, blistering tale of young love and old hate and the steady endurance of both.” —Lily King, author of Five Tuesdays in Winter

“An epic love story . . . No greater reading pleasure to be had anywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

When sixteen-year-old Cindra Zoeller is sent to a reform camp in Montana after being involved in an armed robbery, she is thrust into a world of mountains and cowboys and prayers and miscreants and people from all walks of life like she’s never seen in suburban Massachusetts. At Camp Challenge, she becomes transfixed by Lucky, a camp employee of mysterious origin—an origin of constant speculation—and the chemistry between them is instant, and profound. The pair escape together into the wilderness to create an idyllic life far from the reach of the law, living off their resounding love, Lucky’s vast knowledge of the wilderness, and a little help from some friends.

But they can run from the outside world for only so long, and the consequences of their naïve fantasy of a future together—and circumstances shaped by skin color—will keep them apart for decades. Cindra gets trapped in a relationship, safely if stultifyingly suburban, where she is both cosseted and controlled by a man who claims to be her rescuer. But for Cindra, there will never be another Lucky, and she dreams of one day finding him, the only man she’s ever fully trusted, her soulmate.

Page-turning, full of vivid characters, delicious suspense, and ultimately joy, Lucky Turtle is a big- hearted, deeply engrossing love story from one of our most entertaining and perceptive writers.

About the Author:

Bill Roorbach is the author of five previous books of fiction, including The Girl of the Lake, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, the bestselling Life Among Giants, and the Flannery O’Connor Award-winning collection Big Bend. His memoir in nature, Temple Stream, won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction. Roorbach has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He held the William H. P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His craft book, Writing Life Stories, has been in print for twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Ploughshares, Granta, Ecotone, New York magazine, and other publications. He lives in Maine with his family.

About the Moderator:

Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels All About Lulu; West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, and Legends of the North Cascades. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (FREE, NO BOOK): This ticket option allows free access to the virtual event and does NOT include a book.
  • U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book Lucky Turtle: A Novel (Algonquin Books, $27.95 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Books & Books is excited to partner with these amazing indies:

  • Book Passage (San Francisco, CA)
  • The King’s English (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • McNally Jackson (NY)
  • University Bookstore (Seattle, WA)