Dave Eggers is coming to Louisville for a Teach Kentucky benefit event (more info and tickets to his event with founding member of My Morning Jacket Jim James here) and we are thrilled that he will be stopping by Carmichael's Bookstore for a book signing during his time in Louisville.
A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author ofThe Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure.
Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancee's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport.
Dave Eggers is the author of The Circle; A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award; and Your Fathers, Where are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, short-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, the publishing house, and cofounder of: Voice of Witness, a series of books using oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. He is the cofounder of educational nonprofits 826 National and ScholarMatch, and was the 2015 Amnesty International chair. He lives in Northern California with his family.
"A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King Deeply affecting. "
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Longlisted foran Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction