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NEW LOCATION. This event has been moved to Crescent Hill Baptist Church 2800 Frankfort Ave 40206. Silas will be in conversation with Jim James.
If you had previously registered we are asking that you re-register. There will be plenty of room for everyone.
About the Book:
A riveting story of survival and hope, set in the not-too-distant future, about a young man forced to flee the United States and seek refuge across the Atlantic.
As fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees. But Lark is the only one to survive the trip, and once ashore, he doesn’t find the safe haven he’d hoped for. As he runs for his life, Lark finds an abandoned dog who becomes his closest companion, and then a woman in search of her lost son. Together they form a makeshift family and attempt to reach Glendalough, a place they believe will offer protection. But can any community provide the safety that they seek?
For readers of novels such as Station Eleven, The Dog Stars, and Migrations, Lark Ascending is a moving and unforgettable story of friendship, family, and healing.
About the Author:
Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, one book of creative nonfiction, and three plays. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Advocate, Time, Garden & Gun, and other publications. A former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, House is the winner of the Nautilus Award, the Storylines Prize from the NAV/New York Public Library, an E. B. White Honor, and many other awards.
Select Praise for LARK ASCENDING:
Southern Literary Award Winner
Nautilus Award Winner – Gold
“This beautiful book is shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.”
— Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations
“The vision is terrifying and spare, but in House’s capable and delicate telling, it is also beautiful and compelling. Lark marks a stunning turn in House’s career… I have no doubt that readers will follow Silas House wherever he goes, whether into the past or headlong into the future.”
— Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of When Ghosts Come Home
“A postapocalyptic epic that is quiet and lyrical . . . an emotional testament to the power of hope.”
— Booklist, starred review
The link below allows you to purchase the book in advance - we will have your copy at the event to be signed whenever possible. Books will also be available for purchase on-site, or on the registration page (this incurs additional service fees). Whatever is most convenient for you, we love to get you your favorite books!
Mobility device access info:
While our store has ramp access to the right of the main entrance, the event space is more easily accessed by entering at Bayly Avenue. Please call the store when you arrive and we will be happy to welcome you via this entrance. This door is next to a loading zone for easy car access, and our parking lot reserved ADA spots are also close to this entrance.
Winner of the Southern Book Prize for Fiction * Winner of a Nautilus Award (Gold)
A timely, powerful story of survival set in the not-too-distant future that Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations) calls “a beautiful book...shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.&rdq