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Sundance Books to host brown bag with bestselling author Tupelo Hassman



tupelohassman-7840914-1134975What: An intimate conversation and reading with Tupelo Hassman, bestselling author of Girlchild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). This is one of many events taking place in the community during “Nevada Reads” week.

When/Where: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.

About the Author: Tupelo Hassman’s first novel, Girlchild, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and is now available in paperback from Picador. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, Imaginary Oklahoma, The Independent, The Paris Review Daily, The Portland Review Literary Journal, sPARKLE & bLINK, We Still Like and ZYZZYVA and by 100WordStory.org, FiveChapters.com and Invisible City Audio Tours, among others. More is forthcoming from Girls on Fire: Stories of and for Teen Girls and Regreturature: When Good Writers Go Bad. Tupelo is the first American ever to win London’s Literary Death Match. She lives in San Francisco’s East Bay, where she can be found having a root beer on tap at The Hog’s Apothecary.

Praise for Girlchild:

NPR’s Fresh Air: “It’s a testament to Hassman’s assurance as a writer that, even though we readers have the option of leaving, we hunker down in that trailer park with Rory for the long dry season of her youth.” -Maureen Corrigan

The New York Times
Editor’s Choice, Sunday Book Review
“Ms. Hassman is such a poised storyteller that her prose practically struts. Her words are as elegant as they are fierce. A voice as fresh as hers is so rare that at times I caught myself cheering, and it wasn’t necessarily for the kid.” -Susannah Meadows

More information: www.sundancebookstore.com

This program is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with the support of the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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