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We are so very pleased to announce a Spring Author Series that really runs the gamut. From family ties to culinary pursuits to strolls through Paris -- we hope this Spring will leave you speechless.
Author of The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac
Wednesday, March 21 at 7 PM
In the spirit of Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta comes a smart, funny debut from novelist Kris D’Agostino about a disillusioned young man whose fledgling leap from post-adolescence to adulthood lands him back in an already overburdened family nest. In The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, D’Agostino introduces his readers to Calvin, a twenty-four year-old film school dropout living at home again and working at a preschool for autistic kids. Being a teaching assistant certainly isn’t his dream job. And life at home isn’t peachy either: his insufferable go-getter older brother is also living there, as is his seventeen year old sister, who has just confided to Cal that she’s pregnant—and plans to keep the baby.
Meanwhile, Calvin’s father, a career pilot, is temporarily grounded due to cancer and is now obsessed with his mortality. As if that weren’t enough family drama to give someone an ulcer, Calvin’s ever-stalwart mother is crumbling under the pressure of mounting bills and the imminent loss of their Sleepy Hollow, NY home.
Advance Praise for The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac
“Wickedly funny and as often beautiful as it is meandering, this debut novel reads much like Calvin’s life: bursts of activity followed by long periods of idleness and deep thought.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"D’Agostino’s tragicomic first novel is an insatiably readable tale of a family held together with duct tape and string...A memorable debut by a writer who bears watching."—Booklist
Advance Notice of Upcoming Spring Author Series Events:
Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. -- Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. -- Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. -- Cristina Alger, author of The Darlings
Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. -- Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love
Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. -- Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh who will discuss her mother's final volume of selected letters and diary entries Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. -- James Gleick, author of The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
All Author Series Programs will feature a book signing and refreshments. Books will be available for purchase at each event.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).