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October 18 @ 6:00 pm
Oh William!: A Virtual Evening with Elizabeth Strout & Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Books & Books, Harvard Book Store and Politics and Prose present…
An Evening with
In conversation with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
(Random House, $27)
Thursday, October 18, 6 PM ET | Via Crowdcast
Books & Books is excited to partner with Harvard Book Store and Politics & Prose for this special conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Elizabeth Strout! Tickets are $27 (+ tax and fee) and includes a copy of OH WILLIAM! + shipping.
Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Crowdcast registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.
This event is presented in partnership with our friends at Politics and Prose and Harvard Bookstore.
About the Book:
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from–and what they’ve left behind.
“Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so the fact that Oh William may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement.”–Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William.
Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are.
So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret–one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout’s “perfect attunement to the human condition.” There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together–even after we’ve grown apart.
At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late
About the Author:
Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive, Again; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Burgess Boys; Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. She lives in Maine.
About the Moderator:
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling novels The Nest and Good Company. She has been a guest on Today, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and NPR’s All Things Considered. The Nest has been optioned by AMC Studios and is in development as a limited series.
Tier 1: U.S. GA (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Oh William! (Random House, $27 + tax and fee). Please note that 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.
Tier 2: International GA (Includes Book + Shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Oh William! (Random House, $27 + tax and fee).
**Please Note: This option includes a flat rate international shipping fee of $25 USD for all overseas orders. Due to the pandemic, delivery timelines will vary. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee when you will receive the book, and we thank you for your understanding.
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. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. 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.