The Books They Gave Me

In which we reflect on books given us by loved ones.
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Remember that time your dad/best friend/roommate gave you a book that opened up a new world to you? Or how you thought you’d found “The One” only to be left questioning everything after he gave you a copy of The Fountainhead? 
Join us for an evening with Jen Adams, author of The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life and Love.
Adams has collected 200 stories about books received from loved ones: the teenager whose misguided, much-older boyfriend gave her a copy of Lolita; the couple who confessed their love through Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy; the English tutor whose gift of Great Expectations helped realize his student’s potential. So mark November 27 on your calendar, and come to the Bohemian Hall for a conversation with Jen Adams about the art of giving books this holiday season.
RSVP via our Facebook page, or email info@astoriabookshop.com

Please come join me!

astoriabookshop:

Remember that time your dad/best friend/roommate gave you a book that opened up a new world to you? Or how you thought you’d found “The One” only to be left questioning everything after he gave you a copy of The Fountainhead

Join us for an evening with Jen Adams, author of The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life and Love.

Adams has collected 200 stories about books received from loved ones: the teenager whose misguided, much-older boyfriend gave her a copy of Lolita; the couple who confessed their love through Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy; the English tutor whose gift of Great Expectations helped realize his student’s potential. 

So mark November 27 on your calendar, and come to the Bohemian Hall for a conversation with Jen Adams about the art of giving books this holiday season.

RSVP via our Facebook page, or email info@astoriabookshop.com

Please come join me!

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