Offsite (St. Joseph’s College):
Monday, October 15, 7:30 PM
Barbara Kingsolver presents Unsheltered
In conversation with Julie Orringer
Tickets $33 (includes seat and book)
Part of the Brooklyn Voices series
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver’s eighth novel and her first in six years, is a timely and eloquent exploration of societies in crisis—both in our own tumultuous age and during a similarly turbulent turning point in nineteenth century America. With her trademark narrative inventiveness and sly wit, this beloved New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist layers two stories, each unfolding in the same New Jersey town almost a century and a half apart. “Kingsolver’s meticulously observed, elegantly structured novel unites social commentary with gripping storytelling,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred review. “Containing both a rich story and a provocative depiction of times that shake the shelter of familiar beliefs, this novel shows Kingsolver at the top of her game.” Kingsolver discusses her work with acclaimed Brooklyn author Julie Orringer (The Invisible Bridge).
Each $33 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of Unsheltered; books are distributed at the event, and additional books are for sale. Barbara Kingsolver will sign books following the discussion.