Amy Bloom (Photo credit BethKelly Photography)
Amy Bloom (Photo credit BethKelly Photography)

On Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m., Amy Bloom, author of Away, and the just-released  Where the God of Love Hangs Out, will be hanging out with us right here at Darien Library! She is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Finalist, and a National Book Critics Circle Nominee. Where the God of Love Hangs Out , which comes out on January 12th, is an interconnected story collection focusing on two pairs of people, and radiating out from there to all the complexities of love, family, and friendship.

Amy Bloom is a beloved short story writer, whose writing has been praised by The New York Times as “alive with incident and unforgettable characters.” The Boston Globe comments that “it’s not easy to be lyrical, funny, and brilliant all at once, and Bloom is.”

Bloom’s trademark wry humor, dazzling prose, strong voice, and lively particulars can be found throughout Where the God of Love Hangs Out, as a student comes to terms with her roommate’s murder, a mother and stepson share a dark secret, and two married middle-aged friends begin an affair, among other complicated entanglements.

“Amy Bloom’s new stories are heartbreaking marvels of concision.” – Elle Magazine

Amy Bloom's training and long experience as a psychotherapist bring an insightfulness and an understanding of complex emotions to her writing. She is the author two collections of prize-winning and acclaimed story collections, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Slate, and Salon. She teaches creative writing at Yale University.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library's contributions to our Annual Campaign, and the author's appearance is made possible by Barrett Bookstore.