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A Literary Reading with Joan Larkin, Lori Horvitz, and Shelley Marlow
Join Three Queer Women for the Book Launch of Collect Call to My Mother: Essays on Love, Grief, and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. Joan Larkin and Shelley Marlow will join Lori Horvitz to celebrate Lori’s new book. Books will be available for purchase ($18) and Lori will be happy to sign copies.
Collect Call to My Mother follows Lori Horvitz’ experiences as a queer Jewish New Yorker living in the South, looking for love in the internet age. When she teaches a class of queer college students who look to her as a role model, what they don’t know is that she spent her twenties and thirties in the closet and leapt from one relationship disaster to the next. Each of her turbulent trysts helps unearth the roots of her poor judgment: a chaotic upbringing, compounded by her mother’s emotional distance and early death. In these essays exploring themes of love, family, and grief, Horvitz gradually embraces who she is and finds a healthy, long-term relationship.
Suggested donation: $10 to benefit the bookstore, but all are welcome to join, with or without a donation.
“A scintillating collection, full of subtle wit and passionate yearning.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review).