Emily St John Mandel at Boswell for The Glass Hotel
Celebrate Boswells 11th anniversary with Emily St. John Mandel and the release of her new novel, The Glass Hotel, the follow-up to Station Eleven, which was a community read for Shorewood, Menomonee Falls, and UW Parkside. Well toast 11 years as we turn Bookstore Boswell into Hotel Boswell for the evening.
Heres Daniels recommendation: Its 1999, and the crowd is dancing like its the end of the world. And while Y2K is on everyones minds, this is no repeat of Station Eleven, but it has that same sense of mystery, between the morphing characters (Vincent Smith alone goes from pauper to princess and back again) and the jumps across time and place, from a remote hotel off the coast of British Columbia to the posh restaurants of New York and on to a ship in the Pacific Ocean. Yes, there is a disaster at the center of the story, a Ponzi scheme of epic proportions, but thats just one of the betrayals and thefts that populate the tale. Its hard not to get lost in The Glass Hotel, an ethereal and moody novel that Im still thinking about long after I turned the last page.
Publishers Weekly called the novel wonderful, noting that This ingenious, enthralling novel probes the tenuous yet unbreakable bonds between people and the lasting effects of momentary carelessness. And Kirkus Reviews called it strange, subtle, and haunting.
Weve got three great options for folks who want to attend this ticketed event. $29 gets you admission for one and a copy of The Glass Hotel on the night of the event. Well have a special couples price for this event only - $39 gets you a book and two admissions to the event. And for folks who want to read the book in advance when it comes out on March 24, you can get an early-bird ticket for $24.*
What an evening this will be! Hope to see you there.
*All ticket options include taxes and fees. There is no couples option for early birds. Early birds are nonrefundable after March 23. The other tiers are nonrefundable after April 21. You must do the early-bird option to pick up your copy of The Glass Hotel before the event.
Boswell Book Company (View)
2559 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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