Fri, Jan 19, 7PM — Celebrate the posthumous release of THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN by Denis Johnson with readings by Mona Awad, Jeff Parker, Stuart Nadler, and Heidi Pitlor. Hosted by Christopher Boucher.

Come celebrate the posthumous release of THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN by Denis Johnson with readings by Mona Awad, Jeff Parker, Stuart Nadler, and Heidi Pitlor. Hosted by Christopher Boucher. Mona Awad is the author of 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL. Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels HOW TO […]

Wed, Jan 24, 7PM — Thisbe Nissen, author of OUR LADY OF THE PRAIRIE: A NOVEL with Jay Baron Nicorvo, author of THE STANDARD GRAND: A NOVEL

  About OUR LADY OF THE PRAIRIE: A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad—long-married theater professor and mother of an […]

Thu, Jan 25, 7PM — Nancy Schön, author of MAKE WAY FOR NANCY: A LIFE IN PUBLIC ART

Although Nancy came to public art late in life, she more than made up for it. ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ in Boston’s Copley Square greet Boston Marathon runners as they cross the finish line, McCloskey’s ‘Sal’s Bear’ graces Maine’s Botanical Gardens, as do Lentil and His Dog in Hamilton, Ohio. Each of them posed […]

Wed, Jan 31, 7PM — Jessica Shattuck, author of THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE: A NOVEL

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards […]

Thu, Feb 1, 7PM — Alexandra Blogier, author of THE LAST GIRL ON EARTH: A YOUNG-ADULT NOVEL

RAISED AMONG THEM. Li has a father and a sister who love her. A best friend, Mirabae, to share things with. She goes to school and hangs out at the beach and carefully follows the rules. She has to. Everyone she knows–her family, her teachers, her friends–is an alien. And she is the only human […]

Thu, Feb 8, 7PM — Karen Day, author of I’LL STAY: A NOVEL

In this compelling, emotionally complex novel, a college friendship sparks a life-changing sacrifice that connects two women forever–even as it shatters their closeness . . . “Let her go. I’ll stay.” There are some decisions you can never unmake. You can only atone for them—or try to. During her senior year of college, Clare Michaels […]

Fri, Feb 16, 7PM — Steve Yarbrough, author of THE UNMADE WORLD: A NOVEL, and Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, author of OBJECTS OF AFFECTION

About OBJECTS OF AFFECTION: Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough arrived in the United States from Poland in 1984, bringing memories of life under a totalitarian regime, where the personal was always political. In essay after essay in Objects of Affection, her remarkable debut, Hryniewicz-Yarbrough shows the immigrant’s double perspective, exploring a bi-polar world of displacement and rootlessness, geography […]

Sun, Feb 18, 3-5PM — **SOLD OUT** — Atul Gawande and George Saunders In Conversation

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE IS NO STANDBY LINE, UNFORTUNATELY. Newtonville Books is pleased to host George Saunders and Atul Gawande in conversation.  Individual tickets include a signed paperback of your choice of either LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders or BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande.  (You may purchase other copies of either […]