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  • Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, Mass United States (map)

Brookline Booksmith welcomes three authors:  Amy Fusselman, Kat Gardiner and Esther Gerritsen.

 Amy Fusselman, is a writer, artist, and publisher based in New York City. She is the author of four books of nonfiction: Idiophone (Coffee House Press, 2018), Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted and Afraid to Die (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015); The Pharmacist’s Mate (McSweeney’s, 2013); and 8 (McSweeney’s, 2013). Her writing has appeared in ARTnews, Ms., The New York Times, Artnet, The Believer, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Atlantic, among other places.

Kat Gardiner was born in Oklahoma, raised in the Pacific Northwest, and currently based in Detroit. She carries a restlessness through her writing that's been honed by a lifelong search for roots. Gardiner studied creative writing at Bennington College in Vermont, and later studied with Tom Spanbauer in Portland, Oregon. She will be reading from her debut collection of microfiction, Little Wonder. Asymmetric and misremembered, Little Wonder fictionalizes the experience of opening and closing an all-ages music venue and café with her husband in a small Pacific Northwest town. An adult coming-of-age story told in fragments, Little Wonder, explores the bittersweet love affair that takes place between despair and hope whenever you try with all your heart to do something you believe in, and fail.

Esther Gerritsen. is a Dutch novelist, columnist, and scriptwriter. She made her literary debut in 2000. She is one of the most established, widely read, and highly praised authors in the Netherlands. Gerritsen had the honor of writing the Dutch Book Week gift in 2016, which had a print-run of 700,000 copies. In 2014 she was awarded the Frans Kellendonk Prize for her oeuvre. Craving has recently been made into a Dutch film under its original title ‘Dorst’. She will be reading from her new book, Craving, a fearless, unprejudiced investigation of the shadows of the human mind, a novel about a mother and a daughter tormenting each other with good intentions.

Earlier Event: September 27
Later Event: November 3