Café con Libros featuring Lisa Howorth — Feb. 18 at 10:30am

Lisa Howorth will speak about her 2019 novel, Summerlings, which John Grisham called, “a story rich in local color, humor, outrageous characters, and with a wicked plot.” She is also the author of the novel Flying Shoes, and has written on art, travel, dogs, and music for Oxford American and Garden & Gun.

“Summerlings is a manic, finely wrought, compelling dash, that transports the reader back in time to an America (sweet-hearted, wide-eyed) that feels like a lovely, lost foreign country, lost to us in this dark national moment. Howorth is a joyful writer who charms the reader with her command of detail and her precise nostalgia.” —George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo

“Put this novel in whatever is today’s new equivalent of a time capsule – maybe an amygdala implant with a barcode that can be easily scanned? I read it in one gulp, remembering my childhood in Washington, D.C. with pleasure and pain, totally engrossed, astonished, disconcerted, to feel so young again. It’s so real.” —Ann Beattie, author of A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Key West Library. Books & Books of the Studios of Key West will be on-hand for those interested in purchasing a copy of Summerlings.


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