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THE FARAWAY WORLD: Patricia Engel in conversation with Lauren LeBlanc
February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree – $26.00
Join us for a virtual conversation between Patricia Engel and Lauren LeBlanc to celebrate the release of Engel’s new book of short stories, The Faraway World!
About the book:
From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.
Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends.
The Faraway World is a collection of arresting stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Country, Patricia Engel, “a gifted storyteller whose writing shines even in the darkest corners” (The Washington Post). Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.
About Patricia Engel:
Born to Colombian parents, Patricia Engel is a graduate of New York University and earned her MFA at Florida International University. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami. She is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times Bestseller, a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, Reese’s Book Club pick, Esquire Book Club and Book of the Month Club pick, Indie Next pick, Amazon Best Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Best Book of the Year, named a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, and more. Infinite Country won the New American Voices Award, a Florida Book Award, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
About Lauren LeBlanc:
Lauren LeBlanc is the NY Observer‘s books columnist and an independent book editor. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. A New Orleans native, she now lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.