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Saturday, October 28 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Readings: Relationships

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The richness, complexity, and evolution of human relationships are the stuff of most fiction, of course, but the three novelists featured in this session place complicated relationships at the very heart of their work. In Sarah Healy’s The Sisters Chase, the bonds of sisterhood take on new urgency when two newly homeless young women embark on a cross-country road trip in the wake of their mother’s death. More than fifteen years ago, Sylvia Brownrigg traced the heady course of a first love affair in her Lambda Award–winning Pages for You; now in Pages for Her, two women who feel like they’ve lived a lifetime since they last met have the opportunity to rekindle their relationship. Finally, if there’s ever a time when family relationships loom large, it’s Thanksgiving; in his latest novel, Start Without Me, Joshua Max Feldman imagines a Thanksgiving-morning encounter between two strangers en route to potentially fraught family gatherings. This session of fiction readings will be hosted by Robin Kall, curator of the Point Street Reading Series and host of the radio program Reading with Robin.


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Robin Kall

Robin Kall has always been an avid reader. From sneaking copies of Judy Blume from her childhood librarian to developing her own radio program, Reading With Robin, in 2002, Kall is a literary influencer and book pusher in her own right. Over the past fifteen years Kall has built a devoted and passionate following both in her local Rhode Island, online, and wherever there are readers. In addition to her talk show, Kall has hosted countless... Read More →

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Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is an author who has garnered critical acclaim for her works of fiction. The Delivery Room (2008) won the Northern California Book Award, and Pages for You (2001) won a Lambda Award. She is also the author of the novels The Morality Tale (2008) and The Metaphysical Touch (1998), as well as the short story collection, Ten Women Who Shook the World (2001). Her short stories have been published in several anthologies and literary journals and her essays and critical writings have been widely published. Brownrigg has also taught at the American University in Paris. Her latest novel is Pages for Her, which follows the reunion of lovers Flannery and Anne (the protagonists of Pages for You) twenty years after they ended their initial affair... Read More →
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Joshua Max Feldman

Joshua Max Feldman made a literary name for himself with his debut novel, The Book of Jonah, which revisits the religious awakening of the biblical Jonah through through a modern lawyer living in New York City. Feldman himself now lives in New York City, but has lived in Massachusetts, England, Russia, and Switzerland. He holds a degree from Columbia University. His latest book is Start without Me, about a chance meeting in an airport before the Thanksgiving... Read More →
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Sarah Healy

Sarah Healy is a marketing consultant by day and an author whose fiction explores the complexities of women’s lives and families. Her debut novel, Can I Get an Amen?, follows a recent divorcee who moves in with her born-again Christian parents, who urge her to turn to Jesus as she tries to find herself again. Her second novel, House of Wonder (2014) is similarly a story of a return home, this time confronting the family members who are still there. Her latest novel is The Sisters Chase, about two young girls made homeless by the sudden death of their mother. Publishers Weekly called the novel... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA