Wed, May 24|
Emma Straub in Conversation with Marcy Dermansky
Emma Straub in conversation with Marcy Dermansky. Ticket includes Discussion, Meet + Greet, and Autographed copy of This Time Tomorrow!
Time & Location
May 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA
About the Event
ABOUT THE BOOK
The prolific Emma Straub is a literary star who amazingly manages to surpass herself with each novel. Early on she caught the attention of writers like Ann Patchett, Lorrie Moore and Elizabeth Gilbert who declared Straub “a magician” and a “natural talent.” Soon her New York Times–bestselling novel, The Vacationers, won the hearts of readers across the country who agreed it was “the best feel-good story of the summer” (The Washington Post), followed by another New York Times bestseller in Modern Lovers, celebrated as one of the best books of the year and deemed by Michiko Kakutani as “too deftly and thoughtfully written to be relegated merely to the beach.” In between penning her own novels, Straub opened Books are Magic, the independent bookstore in Brooklyn which quickly became a beloved literary destination and community hub for readers and authors alike. Then in 2020, her star power shone even brighter with All Adults Here, the instant New York Times bestseller and TODAY “Read with Jenna” pick, widely declared to be Straub’s best book yet.
This Time Tomorrow is yet another witty and profound page-turner showcasing Straub’s ever-growing talent. A master of intergenerational domestic drama and the reigning “patron saint of delayed adolescence” (NPR), Straub now turns her perceptive eye to a charming and moving father-daughter relationship. With a whimsical twist on time travel, This Time Tomor-row asks the age-old and irresistible question: if you could revisit your teenage self, what would you do differently or try doing over again? Alternating between a colorful New York City of today and 1996, Straub cleverly blends levity and pop culture easter eggs with poignant insights about grief and loss, aging and parenthood. This Time Tomorrow is a novel that will make you laugh out loud and weep at the same time—wistfully recalling the faces, haunts, sounds, smells and textures that transport us to a particular time and place, and the many little things that make up a meaningful life. In other words, the kind of novel only Emma Straub could write. We can’t wait for you to bask in the abundant “literary sunshine” (New York Times) of This Time Tomorrow—a novel that reaffirms Emma Straub as the gift that keeps on giving.
ABOUT EMMA STRAUB:
Emma Straub is the New York Times–bestselling author of four other novels—All Adults Here, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures—and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
ABOUT MARCY DERMANSKY:
Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hurricane Girl, Very Nice, The Red Car, Bad Marie, and Twins. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Edward F. Albee Foundation. She lives with her daughter in Montclair, New Jersey.