Reminders for upcoming dates at Wheatgrass.
Bozeman author Mark Sullivan Reading, Signing, Reception
Thursday, November 3rd, 7 pm.
Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed #1 bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Last Green Valley, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and Silver Stars in The Sky, which is forthcoming in 2023. Mark has also written five #1 bestselling novels with James Patterson.
Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English before working as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he earned a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and began a career in investigative journalism.
Mark will read from and discuss two of his most recent books, The Last Green Valley and Beneath A Scarlet Sky, and will talk about his forthcoming in 2023 book set in Uganda, Silver Stars in The Sky.
The Last Green Valley is the story of WWII refugees running from the Ukraine with Soviet forces chasing. It is based on a real-life story that focuses on the Martels, a Ukrainian family that fled Europe during Stalin’s and Hitler’s rule and began an arduous migration to freedom in Montana.
Uncensored: Banned Books Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month upstairs at Wheatgrass at 6:30 pm. This month we are reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison for the November 1st meet-up.
The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.
Wheatgrass Book Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month upstairs at 5:30 pm. We are reading The Wall by Marlen Haushofer for the November 15th meet-up.
First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished. Assuming her isolation to be the result of a military experiment gone awry, she begins the terrifying work of survival and self-renewal. This novel is at once a simple and moving tale and a disturbing meditation on humanity.
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