“Was it too much to want that? Was it too much to want him? Yes and yes. In the back of my mind, the nasty thought always lingered that I would be happier if I did not want so much.”
—Anton DiSclafani, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
The lovely Anton DiSclafani meeting with more Camp Yonahlossee Alumnae, this from a packed-house event at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC. These women represented several generations of campers at Yonahlossee and met for the very first time that night - singing the Camp Yonahlossee song, sharing scrapbooks and memories!
The power of a wonderful book to bring people together.
Just picked this up today, can’t wait to start reading it #favoriteauthor #khaled #hosseini #andthemountainsechoed
Love how many readers have been posting!
Anton DiSclafani talks to a captive audience of original Yonahlossee Girls, alumnae of the real Camp Yonahlossee, which inspired her stunning novel, at their 90th Annual Camp Reunion!
Khaled Hosseini, author of And the Mountains Echoed and The Kite Runner, on Alice Munro, the Big Lebowski, and poetry. Read more here.
Last night, several Riverheads took the stage at the One Story Debutante Ball, which celebrates emerging writers. See Claire Vaye Watkins being escorted to the stage, then featured with her book, Battleborn. Dan Chaon walks with Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and Editor Megan Lynch with Manuel Gonzales, author of The Miniature Wife.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE: WRITERS ON FILM MEG WOLITZER TALKS TO MICHAEL MAREN MONDAY JUNE 17TH AT 7PM
Meg Wolitzer will screen TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, the 1983 Oscar winning film starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger. Following this Michael Maren will talk to her about her latest novel, The Interestings and the influence film has had on her writing career.
WHEN: MONDAY JUNE 17TH 2013 AT 7PM\
FILM: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
WHERE: THE SCREENING ROOM, CROSBY STREET HOTEL, NEW YORK
TICKETS: $40 per person which includes the screening, Michael Maren’s discussion with Meg Wolitzer followed by cocktails and canapes.
For reservations contact the hotel directly on:
T: 212 226 6400
I am enjoying the hell out of this book. It is gorgeously written and sneakily decadent. I love it.