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Alice McDermott: ABSOLUTION (with Emma Snyder)

We are pleased to host the inimitable Alice McDermott at Bird in Hand, highlighting her celebrated new novel, ABSOLUTION! Emma Snyder, the owner of Bird in Hand and The Ivy Bookshop, will join McDermott in conversation, and there will be a chance for a Q&A with the author.

Update: We are delighted by your interest in An Evening with Alice McDermott at Bird in Hand! We will likely reach capacity at this event, so please arrive early to claim a seat. We are grateful for your RSVP because it helps us know how to plan, but a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Doors will open at 5:30. We can't wait to see you soon for this exciting evening!

Bringing American wives to the center of literature about the Vietnam War, ABSOLUTION is a virtuosic new novel from Alice McDermott, one of our most observant, most affecting writers, about folly and grace, obligation, sacrifice, and, finally, the quest for absolution in a broken world.

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ALICE MCDERMOTT's eighth novel, The Ninth Hour, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September 2017. Her seventh novel, Someone, 2013, was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and The Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Someone was also long-listed for the National Book Award. Three of her previous novels, After This, At Weddings and Wakes and That Night, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Charming Billy won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 and was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award. That Night was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harpers, Commonweal and elsewhere. She has received the Whiting Writers Award, the Carington Award for Literary Excellence, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for American Literature. In 2013, she was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

EMMA SNYDER is the owner of The Ivy Bookshop and Bird in Hand Coffee & Books in Baltimore, Maryland. The former Executive Director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, she holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin.






Event Details

Monday, November 20, 2023 - 6:00pm


Bird in Hand Coffee & Books, 11 E. 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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