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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm Virtual Event - Free Registration Required

Jessica Nordell launches The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias, in conversation with Jenny Odell

Tune in to YouTube Live with Magers & Quinn for this virtual book launch with Minneapolis author Jessica Nordell! Registered attendees will receive event access information via email.

About the book:

The End of Bias: A Beginning is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age.

Unconscious bias: persistent, unintentional prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists, to corrosive and even lethal effect. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go.

With nuance, compassion, and ten years' immersion in the topic, Jessica Nordell weaves gripping stories with scientific research to reveal how minds, hearts, and behaviors change. She scrutinizes diversity training, deployed across the land as a corrective but with inconsistent results. She explores what works and why: the diagnostic checklist used by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital that eliminated disparate treatment of men and women; the preschool in Sweden where teachers found ingenious ways to uproot gender stereotyping; the police unit in Oregon where the practice of mindfulness and specialized training has coincided with a startling drop in the use of force.

Captivating, direct, and transformative, The End of Bias: A Beginning brings good news. Biased behavior can change; the approaches outlined here show how we can begin to remake ourselves and our world.

Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist whose writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the New Republic, and many other publications. A former writer for public radio and producer for American Public Media, she graduated from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The End of Bias: A Beginning is her first book.

Jenny Odell is an artist and writer who teaches at Stanford, has been an artist-in-residence at places like the San Francisco dump, Facebook, the Internet Archive, and the San Francisco Planning Department, and has exhibited her art all over the world. She is the author of the bestselling How To Do Nothing. She lives in Oakland.

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Wednesday, September 22, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Will Tinkham presents If I Lie in a Combat Zone

Local author Will Tinkham's Americana series continues!

Ordered to inspect a suspected Viet Cong tunnel in November of 1968, Private Walt Whitman von Funck crawls inside and falls in love. And rips a hole in his foot. IF I LIE IN A COMBAT ZONE finds Zow spending eight months nursing him back to health, while her brother and grandfather conduct midnight raids and accumulate prisoners, including a general.

During his convalescence, Walt and Zow wed; theirs is a love story that defies race, religion and military red tape. Upon his return to Chu Lai Air Base with his pregnant wife and six prisoners, Stars and Stripes declares Walt a hero. Awards follow. And plans for a Medal of Honor ceremony with President Nixon.

Till a U.S. Army doctor declares the foot wound to be self-inflicted.

Hailed, then jailed—repeatedly—Walt becomes a favorite of the anti-war crowd and a thorn in Nixon's side. Walt accepts offers to speak on college campuses. Protests involving gunfire and bombings become routine. It's almost as if they are targeting him.

IF I LIE IN A COMBAT ZONE is the ninth novel in Will Tinkham's Americana series, following the likes of BONUS MAN, THE CARY GRANT SANATORIUM AND PLAYHOUSE, and THE MIRACLES. He lives and writes in Minneapolis, MN. Find him at: @WillTinkhamfictionist (Facebook), @willtink (Twitter), and
willtinkham.blogspot.com

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A note about in person events:

Magers & Quinn is pleased to announce that it will begin offering in-store and in-person literary events again, starting August 31, 2021. We are very excited to bring authors and readers back together in our space, and we know you are too!

As we all navigate the transition back to congregating in person, we ask that you use honesty, care, and understanding in interacting with fellow event-goers, staff, and authors.

Please note that Magers & Quinn will always comply with current city and state regulations, and reserves the right to change the below policies at any time. These are guidelines only, and if you have questions about the most up to date information, you can always call us at 612-822-4611.

For information about how our in-person events will work over the coming months, please read on:

Q: Are masks required?
A: No, masks are not required in our building. But for the health and safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Magers & Quinn does not currently require cloth masks or face coverings be worn by staff or visitors. However, in accordance with CDC recommendation, Magers & Quinn strongly encourages individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public. Masks will be made available for event-goers who wish to use one.

Q: Are in store events free?
A: Yes, Magers & Quinn events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?
A: Yes, please. Each event will now include a registration link.

As we navigate this step back to in-person events, we will be limiting event capacity to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees and authors. By requiring pre-registration, we can easily communicate event updates and policies with those who plan to attend, can contact attendees after the event with follow-up information, and can even make the decision to move to a larger venue if demand warrants this step.

We strongly suggest registering via the Eventbrite link provided on our website, but if you are unable to sign up online, please call or visit the bookstore and register with a bookseller.

We may or may not be able to accommodate unregistered walk-ins, and seating priority will always be given to registered customers. We appreciate your understanding of this new process!

Thursday, September 23, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Elly Fishman presents Refugee High: Coming of Age in America

A year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation. Winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Award

For a century, Chicago’s Roger C. Sullivan High School has been a home to immigrant and refugee students. In 2017, during the worst global refugee crisis in history, its immigrant population numbered close to three hundred—or nearly half the school—and many were refugees new to the country. These young people came from thirty-five different countries, speaking among themselves more than thirty-eight different languages.

For these refugee teens, life in Chicago is hardly easy. They have experienced the world at its worst and carry the trauma of the horrific violence they fled. In America, they face poverty, racism, and xenophobia, but they are still teenagers—flirting, dreaming, and working as they navigate their new life in America.

Refugee High is a riveting chronicle of the 2017–8 school year at Sullivan High, a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric was at its height in the White House. Even as we follow teachers and administrators grappling with the everyday challenges facing many urban schools, we witness the complicated circumstances and unique education needs of refugee and immigrant children: Alejandro may be deported just days before he is scheduled to graduate; Shahina narrowly escapes an arranged marriage; and Belenge encounters gang turf wars he doesn’t understand.

Equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring, Refugee High raises vital questions about the priorities and values of a public school and offers an eye-opening and captivating window into the present-day American immigration and education systems.

Elly Fishman worked as a senior editor and writer at Chicago magazine. Her features have won numerous awards including a City Regional Magazine Award for her article “Welcome to Refugee High,” her first report on the students and faculty at Chicago’s Roger C. Sullivan High School. Refugee High: Coming of Age in America (The New Press) is based on the article, and won the prestigious Studs and Ida Terkel Prize for a first book in the public interest. A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Chicago, Fishman currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their dog and teaches in the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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A note about in person events:

Magers & Quinn is pleased to announce that it will begin offering in-store and in-person literary events again, starting August 31, 2021. We are very excited to bring authors and readers back together in our space, and we know you are too!

As we all navigate the transition back to congregating in person, we ask that you use honesty, care, and understanding in interacting with fellow event-goers, staff, and authors.

Please note that Magers & Quinn will always comply with current city and state regulations, and reserves the right to change the below policies at any time. These are guidelines only, and if you have questions about the most up to date information, you can always call us at 612-822-4611.

For information about how our in-person events will work over the coming months, please read on:

Q: Are masks required?

A: No, masks are not required in our building. But for the health and safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Magers & Quinn does not currently require cloth masks or face coverings be worn by staff or visitors. However, in accordance with CDC recommendation, Magers & Quinn strongly encourages individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public. Masks will be made available for event-goers who wish to use one.

Q: Are in store events free?

A: Yes, Magers & Quinn events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?

A: Yes, please. Each event will now include a registration link.

As we navigate this step back to in-person events, we will be limiting event capacity to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees and authors. By requiring pre-registration, we can easily communicate event updates and policies with those who plan to attend, can contact attendees after the event with follow-up information, and can even make the decision to move to a larger venue if demand warrants this step.

We strongly suggest registering via the Eventbrite link provided on our website, but if you are unable to sign up online, please call or visit the bookstore and register with a bookseller.

We may or may not be able to accommodate unregistered walk-ins, and seating priority will always be given to registered customers. We appreciate your understanding of this new process!

Monday, September 27, 7:00pm Virtual Event - Free Registration Required

Natasha Lester presents The Riviera House, in conversation with Kate Quinn

Tune in to YouTube Live with Magers & Quinn for a conversation between two bestselling historical fiction novelists! Registered attendees will receive event access information via email.

A lush and engrossing novel of one woman’s quest to keep Nazis from stealing priceless art during WWII, perfect for fans of The Rose Code.

Paris, 1939: The Nazis think Eliane can't understand German. They’re wrong. They think she’s merely cataloging art in a Louvre museum and unaware they’re stealing national treasures for their private collections. They have no idea she’s carefully decoding their notes and smuggling information to the Resistance. But Eliane is playing a dangerous game. Does she dare trust the man she once loved with her secrets, or will he only betray her once again? She has no way to know for certain . . . until a trip to a stunning home on the French Riviera brings a whole new level of peril.

Present Day: Wanting to forget the tragedy that has left her life in shambles, Remy Lang heads to a home she’s mysteriously inherited on the Riviera. While working on her vintage fashion business, she discovers a catalog of the artworks stolen during World War II and is shocked to see a painting that hung on her childhood bedroom wall. Who is her family, really? And does the Riviera house hold more secrets than Remy is ready to face?

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Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L’Oreal before penning the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Orphan. She is also the author of the USA Today bestseller The Paris Seamstress. When she’s not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, traveling, reading, practicing yoga and playing with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Kate Quinn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with “The Alice Network”, “The Huntress,” and “The Rose Code.” All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

Wednesday, September 29, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Ethan Ray presents Book for Lonely Evenings

Local creator Ethan Ray will read from and sign his book, Book for Lonely Evenings.

Deserted streets, forgotten dusks, closed bars, empty rooms: all become subjects in Book for Lonely Evenings. Written primarily to discuss aloneness and both the obscure comforts and trying pain that accompany it, readers will find they are kept company by strange rhymes, old feelings, and closeted dreams. Meant to be picked up and read intermittently, Book for Lonely Evenings melds faded feelings and lost reminiscences with light, color, and people. It is intended to be a certain kind of comfort in the ceaseless noise of daily goings on as well as to ask questions about that feeling.

Ethan R. Ray received his Master of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and believes the best stories are the ones we’ve always known.

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A note about in person events:

We are very excited to bring authors and readers back together in our space, and we know you are too!

As we all navigate the transition back to congregating in person, we ask that you use honesty, care, and understanding in interacting with fellow event-goers, staff, and authors.

Please note that Magers & Quinn will always comply with current city and state regulations, and reserves the right to change the below policies at any time. These are guidelines only, and if you have questions about the most up to date information, you can always call us at 612-822-4611.

For information about how our in-person events will work over the coming months, please read on:

Q: Are masks required?

A: No, masks are not required in our building. But for the health and safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Magers & Quinn does not currently require cloth masks or face coverings be worn by staff or visitors. However, in accordance with CDC recommendation, Magers & Quinn strongly encourages individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public. Masks will be made available for event-goers who wish to use one.

Q: Are in store events free?

A: Yes, Magers & Quinn events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?

A: Yes, please. Each event will now include a registration link.

As we navigate this step back to in-person events, we will be limiting event capacity to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees and authors. By requiring pre-registration, we can easily communicate event updates and policies with those who plan to attend, can contact attendees after the event with follow-up information, and can even make the decision to move to a larger venue if demand warrants this step.

We strongly suggest registering via the Eventbrite link provided on our website, but if you are unable to sign up online, please call or visit the bookstore and register with a bookseller.

We may or may not be able to accommodate unregistered walk-ins, and seating priority will always be given to registered customers. We appreciate your understanding of this new process!

Thursday, September 30, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Tom Trondson presents Moving in Stereo

It’s 1996 and enigmatic tennis professional Richard Blanco is enjoying a late-career run, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals. What no one knows is that he’s hearing voices again. It won’t be long before the ghost of punk rocker Luke Scream starts whispering dark nothings in his ear. Over the summer, Blanco hopscotches the circuit from Los Angeles to the tennis academy where he’s trained since childhood, but his brilliant play will be overshadowed by the escalating chatter in his head. By turns hilarious and dark, Moving in Stereo is a vivid portrayal of an athlete eyeing the end of his career while seeking the dignity that would make his dead father proud.

Tom Trondson has taught tennis all over the world, including the famed Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. A native of St. Paul, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Tom lives with his family in Minneapolis. Moving in Stereo is his first novel.

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A note about in person events:

Magers & Quinn is pleased to announce that it will begin offering in-store and in-person literary events again, starting August 31, 2021. We are very excited to bring authors and readers back together in our space, and we know you are too!

As we all navigate the transition back to congregating in person, we ask that you use honesty, care, and understanding in interacting with fellow event-goers, staff, and authors.

Please note that Magers & Quinn will always comply with current city and state regulations, and reserves the right to change the below policies at any time. These are guidelines only, and if you have questions about the most up to date information, you can always call us at 612-822-4611.

For information about how our in-person events will work over the coming months, please read on:

Q: Are masks required?

A: No, masks are not required in our building. But for the health and safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Magers & Quinn does not currently require cloth masks or face coverings be worn by staff or visitors. However, in accordance with CDC recommendation, Magers & Quinn strongly encourages individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public. Masks will be made available for event-goers who wish to use one.

Q: Are in store events free?

A: Yes, Magers & Quinn events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?

A: Yes, please. Each event will now include a registration link.

As we navigate this step back to in-person events, we will be limiting event capacity to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees and authors. By requiring pre-registration, we can easily communicate event updates and policies with those who plan to attend, can contact attendees after the event with follow-up information, and can even make the decision to move to a larger venue if demand warrants this step.

We strongly suggest registering via the Eventbrite link provided on our website, but if you are unable to sign up online, please call or visit the bookstore and register with a bookseller.

We may or may not be able to accommodate unregistered walk-ins, and seating priority will always be given to registered customers. We appreciate your understanding of this new process!

Friday, October 1, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Aaron Reynolds presents Greetings from Effin' Birds

Aaron Reynolds, author of Effin' Birds: A Field Guide to Identification and Greetings from Effin' Birds, will present his work at this in person event!

Ever since Effin’ Birds first appeared on social media, fans have been clamouring for a way to deliver these lavishly illustrated profane messages in the real world. Today is the day that their prayers and DMs are answered: Greetings from Effin' Birds is a book of 100 tear-out postcards, featuring new birds and new jokes, plus 100 absolutely true* Bird Facts that will help you spot these fine avian creatures in your everyday life.

*All 100 Bird Facts are completely untrue.

AARON REYNOLDS is a humourist, professional speaker, and the man behind the @EffinBirds and @swear_trek Twitter accounts. When he’s not on Twitter, you can find him producing a series of podcasts and at ComicCons dressed as George Lucas. He has been a baseball writer, a fine art printer, and a mall Santa Claus photographer. Aaron was raised in Mississauga, Canada, a suburb where they cut down all the trees and named the streets after them. He currently splits his time between Toronto and Ottawa.

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A note about in person events:

Magers & Quinn is pleased to announce that it will begin offering in-store and in-person literary events again, starting August 31, 2021. We are very excited to bring authors and readers back together in our space, and we know you are too!

As we all navigate the transition back to congregating in person, we ask that you use honesty, care, and understanding in interacting with fellow event-goers, staff, and authors.

Please note that Magers & Quinn will always comply with current city and state regulations, and reserves the right to change the below policies at any time. These are guidelines only, and if you have questions about the most up to date information, you can always call us at 612-822-4611.

For information about how our in-person events will work over the coming months, please read on:

Q: Are masks required?

A: No, masks are not required in our building. But for the health and safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Magers & Quinn does not currently require cloth masks or face coverings be worn by staff or visitors. However, in accordance with CDC recommendation, Magers & Quinn strongly encourages individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to wear a mask in public. Masks will be made available for event-goers who wish to use one.

Q: Are in store events free?

A: Yes, Magers & Quinn events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Q: Do I need to RSVP?

A: Yes, please. Each event will now include a registration link.

As we navigate this step back to in-person events, we will be limiting event capacity to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all attendees and authors. By requiring pre-registration, we can easily communicate event updates and policies with those who plan to attend, can contact attendees after the event with follow-up information, and can even make the decision to move to a larger venue if demand warrants this step.

We strongly suggest registering via the Eventbrite link provided on our website, but if you are unable to sign up online, please call or visit the bookstore and register with a bookseller.

We may or may not be able to accommodate unregistered walk-ins, and seating priority will always be given to registered customers. We appreciate your understanding of this new process!

Tuesday, October 5, 7:00pm Virtual Event - Registration Required

Jack Zipes presents Rediscovered Children's Books from Little Mole & Honey Bear Press

Jack Zipes introduces readers to two historic children's books: The Magic Herb and Teddy, the Little Refugee Mouse.

Access links will be sent to all registered customers via email prior to event.

REGISTER FOR FREE ONLINE ACCESS HERE

About Teddy, the Little Refugee Mouse: As World War II erupts in Europe, London is no longer a safe place for a little mouse. Teddy must follow the humans from their city home to resettle in the country, where the war won't prevent them from dropping breadcrumbs. Once there, he meets a welcoming mouse family happy to share their bounty of oats, milk, and other farm fare with a refugee from London. However, life in the country presents its own challenges, like the tabby cat Spitfire, who threatens the tranquility of the little mouse family. Teddy must rely on his ingenuity and creativity to save the mouse family that so generously saved him.

About The Magic Herb: Baby Badger is very sick, so sick that his brothers, Light-foot, Quick-ears, and Bright-eyes, have only one hope to save him—the legendary Magic Herb, which grows in the ruins of an old monastery on top of a mountain on the Magic Isle. Nobody who has dared to search for the Magic Herb has ever returned—but that doesn't discourage Light-foot, Quick-ears, and Bright-eyes, who are willing to rely on their virtues, face the unknown, and do what they know is right . . . even if it might be impossible.

Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has written fairy tales for children and adults. In his happy retirement he founded a small publishing house called Little Mole and Honey Bear. Some of his recent publications include: Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards(2017), Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump(2018), The Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria(2018), Slap-Bam, The Art of Governing Men: Édouard Laboulaye's Political Fairy Tales(2018), The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim(2019), Johnny Breadless(2020), and Hermynia zur Mühlen's The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales(2020). His new mission in life is to unbury dead and neglected authors of fantasy and to create conditions for a better world.

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Mindy Greiling and Bruce Ario In Conversation

Authors Mindy Greiling and Bruce Ario discuss their personal and familial experiences with schizophrenia, in anticipation of World Mental Health Day (Sunday October 10).

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Fix What You Can is a frank account of a mother who was a state legislator when her son Jim's first psychotic episode manifested itself in a delusion demanding he kill her. Her seat at the table helped her to change the policies that would have barred her from saving his life. She first had to overcome her fear that Jim would be like her beloved grandmother who disappeared into a mental hospital when she was 10. Given the heightened national interest in mental illness today and the millions of people affected, this book is timely. It spans 20 years and covers new ground about living with schizophrenia, adding understanding and new appreciation of the challenges.

Mindy Greiling served in the House of Representatives in Minnesota for 20 years, including 14 after her son was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder in 1999. She initiated the first state bipartisan mental health caucus where legislators worked together to pass legislation, including allocating the most annual funding for mental health in Minnesota history up to that date. She has served on the national and state National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) boards and currently serves on the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Community Advisory Council.

Cityboy is the mental odyssey of a boy growing up in Minneapolis in the 60's and 70's. It's more of a memoir than an autobiography, meaing it's less factual and more intuitive. The boy is somewhat left to his own devices by way of a liberal upbringing but this is balanced out by being saddled with a rigorous conscience. The thrust of the book is about how the environment - the city - both offers and takes in ways that mold the boy, notwithstanding the fact the character is rebelious and unpredictable. Cityboy expresses a desire to be at one with the city as a whole, and that makes it a spiritual book. At times the city is overwhelming, and the struggle is one of survival. Othertimes the city is a giant playground where cityboy has the time of his life. In the end, it's about a search and what cityboy finds in his explorations.

Bruce Ario made a decision to be a writer as he met with another homeless man in the library in 1983. Previous to being homeless, Bruce had completed two years of law school. The man asked, "What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" Bruce thought and then wrote something that had been in his heart since childhood, "I want to be a writer." The man smiled and then said, "Go do it." Bruce was seeking justice. He learned how the law students dealt with it, but he was on a different mission than most of them. He tells stories of justice in his poems, plays, and novels. He hopes that his stories are inspiring, ones where the justice served is universal but not without shades of gray.

Thursday, October 7, 7:00pm Virtual Event - Book Purchase Required for Entry

Jonathan Franzen presents Crossroads, in conversation with Kathy Wang

Jonathan Franzen will discuss his new novel, Crossroads, with Kathy Wang in this live virtual event.

Magers & Quinn is pleased to partner with independent bookstores across the Midwest to present this event, which will be virtually hosted by Left Bank Books of St. Louis, MO.

Book purchase required for event access, with pick up or shipping options. Please read ticket descriptions carefully! Event access links and instructions will be sent via email prior to event. Please ensure that you sign up with an email address you have access to and check regularly.

The first 60 customers will receive a signed copy of Crossroads! All other customers will receive an unsigned copy.

Note for non-US based customers: Magers & Quinn does ship internationally, but shipping fees must be calculated individually. To register for this event from outside the US, please email us at events@magersandquinn.com.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS

About the book: Jonathan Franzen's gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.

It's December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless--unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem's sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who's been selling drugs to seventh graders, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.

Jonathan Franzen's novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and for their keen-eyed take on contemporary America. Now, in Crossroads, Franzen ventures back into the past and explores the history of two generations. With characteristic humor and complexity, and with even greater warmth, he conjures a world that resonates powerfully with our own.

A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, its action largely unfolding on a single winter day, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzen's gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, and five works of nonfiction, most recently Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Kathy Wang is the author of Family Trust and Impostor Syndrome. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Jeff Hertzberg signs The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day: Favorite Recipes from Breadin5

From 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Co-author Jeff Hertzberg will be at Magers & Quinn on the publication date of his latest cookbook, The Best of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. Stop by for a signed copy, meet the author, and sample some delicious bread!

For this special signing-only event, we appreciate RSVPs to help us gauge interest and estimate book quantity needs, but anyone is welcome to swing by!

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About the book: With nearly one million copies of their five books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François, authors of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series, have proven that people—and after a year of pandemic lockdown, more people than ever before—want to bake their own bread, and they want to do it easily and quickly.

With THE BEST OF ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY, Jeff and Zoë have chosen their absolute favorite 80 recipes from all five of their books, bringing them together into a single volume that is the only bread book a baker needs, including:
• The best of the European and American artisan traditions
• Whole grain loaves
• Pizza and flatbread
• Brioche, challah, and other sweet or enriched breads
• Gluten-free recipes
• Natural sourdough bread

In addition to old favorites, the book includes new tricks, tips, and techniques that Jeff and Zoë have learned along the way.

With this revolutionary stored-dough technique—along with color and instructional black-and-white photographs, chapters on ingredients, equipment, and a baking products resource list—readers can have stunning, delicious bread on Day One. THE BEST OF ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY will make everyone a baker—with only five minutes a day of active preparation time. And this greatest-hits collection will make the perfect holiday gift.