Published February 17, 2023
Update (3/22/23): Regrettably, Vaishnavi Patel is unable to appear at this event due to Covid-19. Meghan O’Rourke will join us instead.

Three best-selling authors with new books share what it means to find the light: whether it’s through a luminous history and heritage, hope for a horizon, or the brilliance of better angels.

In The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a woman navigates colorism and class, black and white, and the line of double-consciousness. In The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness, Meghan O’Rourke offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health. Matthew Quick‘s newest book, We Are the Light, is a story of a man who finds friendship, hope, and feathers on his bed from the wings of his dead wife. Moderated by Kalela Williams, Director of the Virginia Center for the Book.

Don’t miss our Bestsellers and Best Cellars Reception, immediately preceding this event!

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