Jonathan Blum and Sabrina Orah Mark


Jonathan Blum and Sabrina Orah Mark
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Avid Bookshop presents Jonathan Blum for his book, The Usual Uncertainties, and Sabrina Orah Mark for her book, Wild Milk. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of each book to get them signed by the authors!

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You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here:
The Usual Uncertainties
Wild Milk

ABOUT THE BOOKS:

The Usual Uncertainties is Jonathan Blum’s highly anticipated first collection and storytelling at its finest. In precise, elegant prose, these stories follow characters and communities often consigned to the edge of the frame: a community college dropout, a geriatric care manager, a square dance bar mitzvah, a Scrabble club, an entrepreneurial Thai immigrant, and a South Florida country club. With echoes of Leonard Michaels, Mavis Gallant, and Lore Segal, Blum explores the ways our divergent histories tether us together and at times push us completely apart. The Usual Uncertainties revels in the persistent human struggle to love with abandon and marks a radiant voice in American short fiction.

Fiction. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies. Wild Milk is like Borscht Belt meets Leonora Carrington; it's like Donald Barthelme meets Pony Head; it's like the Brothers Grimm meet Beckett in his swim trunks at the beach. In other words, this remarkable collection of stories is unlike anything you've read.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jonathan Blum is the author of Last Word (Rescue Press, 2013). He grew up in Miami and graduated from UCLA and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His stories have appeared in Gulf Coast, New York Stories, Other Voices, Playboy, and elsewhere. He has taught at The University of Iowa and Drew University, and is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award and a grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles.

Sabrina Orah Mark grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in English from the University of Georgia. She is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Babies (2004), winner of the Saturnalia Book Prize chosen by Jane Miller, and Tsim Tsum (2009), as well as the chapbook Walter B.’s Extraordinary Cousin Arrives for a Visit & Other Tales From Woodland Editions. Her collection of stories, Wild Milk, was published by Dorothy, a publishing project, in 2019. She lives in Athens Georgia with her husband, Reginald McKnight, and their two sons.

The Usual Uncertainties: Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780999418659
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rescue Press - November 1st, 2019

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Wild Milk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366686
Availability: On our shelves - call or email to verify
Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2018

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