Waiting for Deliverance: Fiction

Sat. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Authors Elliot Ackerman (Waiting for Eden) and Katharine Weber (Still Life With Monkey) read from their haunting novels in which multiple, unforgettable characters face complicated challenges of life and love. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Masterly . . . Brilliant . . . Ackerman explore[s] conflicted, confused true love in such elegant and humane ways that you will come to question everything you think you know about the meanings of romance and fidelity . . . To identify this book as a novel seems inadequate: Waiting for Eden is a sculpture chiseled from the rarest slab of life experience.” Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review

“A classic triangle story of love and friendship, a ghost story, a captivity narrative, and a study of human endurance . . . all of it easily read in one sitting . . . Ackerman’s novel quietly suggests that America itself is a ghost story, and we are all in the act of waiting for Eden.”—Brian Turner, Washington Post

“Katharine Weber’s Still Life With Monkey is a beautifully wrought paean of praise for the ordinary pleasures taken for granted by the able-bodied. In precise and often luminous prose, with intelligence and tenderness, Weber’s latest novel examines the question of what makes a life worth living.” ―Karen Joy Fowler, Washington Post

“Weber elucidates both spouses’ struggles in a tough-minded narrative studded with the shrewd, not especially charitable observations that are her trademark. Rigorously unsentimental yet suffused with emotion: possibly the best work yet from an always stimulating writer.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review