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A Virtual Evening with RICHARD POWERS & ELIZABETH KOLBERT discussing Bewilderment: A Novel

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm


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Join us for an evening with #1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Overstory”, Richard Powers discussing his new book “Bewilderment”

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair, Harvard Book Store and Politics & Prose for this special conversation. Tickets start at $5 (+ tax and fee)and includes a $5 OFF online only discount code toward your purchase at booksandbooks.com (emailed AFTER the event). We’ll also have a ticket/book bundle option that includes a copy of Bewilderment for $27.95 + tax/fee + shipping.

Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Zoom Webinar registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 by New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, BookPage, Literary Hub, The Millions, New Statesman, and Times of London

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…

With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at The New Yorker, where she’s a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
8:00 pm




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