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      Presentation & Book Signing, Love and Shame and Love with Author Peter Orner Tuesday, December 18th in Carmel

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      December 18, 2012

      Tuesday   7:00 PM

      San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue
      Carmel, California 93923

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      Presentation & Book Signing, Love and Shame and Love with Author Peter Orner Tuesday, December 18th

      Author Presentation & Book Signing, Love and Shame and Love with Author Peter Orner Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm

      Join the Carmel Public Library Foundation on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 7 pm at the Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall between 9th and Mission in Carmel for an author presentation and book signing with Peter Orner, Love and Shame and Love.

      “The protagonist of this elegant yet intimate novel is ensnared in several webs: his Jewish family, Chicago politics, the culture of the ’80s.” – New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

      The Facts:

      · Carmel Public Library Foundation * Arts & Literary Series

      · Author Presentation & Book Signing, Love and Shame and Love

      · Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7 pm

      · Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel

      · Limited Seating, so please arrive early! Doors open at 6:30 pm.

      About the Book: Alexander Popper can't stop remembering. Four years old when his father tossed him into Lake Michigan, he was told, Sink or swim, kid. In his mind, he's still bobbing in that frigid water. The rest of this novel's vivid cast of characters also struggle to remain afloat: Popper's mother, stymied by an unhappy marriage, seeks solace in the relentless energy of Chicago; his brother, Leo, shadow boss of the family, retreats into books; paternal grandparents, Seymour and Bernice, once high fliers, now mourn for long lost days; his father, a lawyer and would-be politician obsessed with his own success, fails to see that the family is falling apart; and his college girlfriend, the fiercely independent Kat, wrestles with impossible choices.

      Covering four generations of the Popper family, Peter Orner illuminates the countless ways that love both makes us whole and completely unravels us. A comic and sorrowful tapestry of memory of connection and disconnection, Love and Shame and Love explores the universals with stunning originality and wisdom.

      About the Author: Peter Orner was born in Chicago and is the author of two widely praised books, Esther Stories and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, and The Best American Stories. He has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship.

      There is a $10 suggested contribution. Seating is limited, so please arrive early! No reservations required. Proceeds benefit Carmel Public Library.

      The Carmel Public Library Foundation’s mission is to raise vital funds for Carmel Public Library that will ensure free Library service in perpetuity. All the collections, materials, services, equipment, and programs are funded by charitable donations.

      Questions? Call the Foundation at (831) 624-2811. http://www.carmelpubliclibraryfoundation.org.

      Categories: Literary & Books

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