Resilient Lives in Fiction

Sat. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: CFA Institute


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Authors Eugenia Kim (The Kinship of Secrets), Tatjana Soli (The Removes) and Mathangi Subramanian (A People’s History of Heaven) discuss heartbreaking subjects that explore the ability to survive hardship and struggle. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Eugenia Kim’s The Kinship of Secrets is a beautiful allegory of loss and recovery. Through the parallel growth of two separated sisters, Kim bears witness to the fall and rise of a nation and its resilient and generous people. The Kinship of Secrets is a gorgeous achievement.” —Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires

“An epic, enthralling look at the American West in the mid-1800s, told through the eyes of General George Armstrong Custer, his wife Libbie, and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old girl abducted by the Cheyenne in Kansas . . . With visceral, vibrant language, Soli paints a stark portrait of the violence, hardship, and struggles that characterized the American West.” ―Kristine Huntley, Booklist, starred review

“How can a novel about a group of daughters and mothers on the verge of losing their homes in a Bangalore slum be one of the most joyful and exuberant books I’ve read? Subramanian writes without a shred of didacticism or pity, skillfully upending expectations and fiercely illuminating her characters’ strength, intelligence, and passionate empathy. A People’s History of Heaven should be a case study in how to write political fiction. Each page delighted and amazed me.” —Heather Abel, author of The Optimistic Decade