Two book signings at Burke’s in July

By Corey Mesler

Ex-Memphian and fiction writer Steve Stern will be at Burke’s Book Store on Tuesday, July 13th, 5:30-7pm to read from and sign copies of his new novel, The Frozen Rabbi. Reading will begin at 6 pm.[singlepic id=297 w=320 h=240 float=right]

In The Frozen Rabbi, Bernie Karp is an impressionable 15-year-old who inadvertently thaws out an ancient rabbi who had been frozen. When the rabbi comes fully and mischievously to life, Bernie finds himself on an unexpected odyssey to understand his heritage and his destiny.

Steve Stern was born and raised in Memphis and had been hailed by Gordon Lish as, “far and away the greatest of our unrecognized writers.” He is the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a number of O. Henry Awards. He is the author of several previous novels, short story and novella collections. He teaches at Skidmore College in upstate New York.

Best-selling writer Audrey Niffenegger returns to Burke’s Book Store on Tuesday, July 20th, from 5:30-7 pm to read from and sign copies of her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, now in paperback. Reading will begin at 6 pm.

[singlepic id=298 w=320 h=240 float=left]The author of the phenomenally successful novel The Time Traveler’s Wife returns with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second book set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London. The New York Times writes, “Lovers of Niffenegger’s past work should rejoice. This outing may not be as blindly romantic as The Time Traveler’s Wife, but it is mature, complex, and convincing — a dreamy yet visceral tale of loves both familial and erotic, a search for Self in the midst of obsession with an Other. Her Fearful Symmetry is as atmospheric and beguiling as a walk through Highgate itself.”

Audrey Niffenegger is a writer, artist, and professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She recently finished a graphic novel, The Night Bookmobile, which will appear later this year.

If there are any questions concerning these events, please contact Corey Mesler at 901-278-7484.

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