Upcoming: An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer

Here I Am - Foer

We’re super excited to be teaming with the Music Box Theatre for September’s evening with Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author of EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED and EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, and we hope you are too! You can order a ticket (and with that ticket, a copy of the book), right at this link.

In the meantime, here are some details! The Music Box has kindly provided their wonderful space for this event, which will be on Wednesday, September 21st, at 7:30pm. A ticket will also get you a copy of a book, for $32.00 (plus a $2.75 fee). He will be reading from and discussing his new book, HERE I AM, with the extraordinary Rebecca Makkai (author of MUSIC FOR WARTIME and THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE).

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A book signing will follow the program! HERE I AM comes out on September 6th, where you can pick up your copy at the store, or you can pick up your copy at The Music Box the night of the event!

About HERE I AM

In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.”

How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years–a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home–and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear.

There are more details of the event at this link! We hope to see you there!

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