‘Weather’ with Jenny Offill
Mon 16 Mar 2020
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights
Tickets include author interview and signing, a glass of wine and a 15% discount on any books in the shop on the night.
We are so delighted and feel very privileged to be able to welcome American author Jenny Offill to Mr B’s to mark the release of her powerful, hilarious and incredibly moving new novel, ‘Weather’. We loved Jenny’s previous novels, including the gorgeous ‘Dept of Speculation’ which have so acutely captured the intimacy of relationships as well as the major concerns of our time. ‘Weather’ does this better than ever.
Meet Lizzie Benson. Unqualified librarian, mother, wife to a husband who muses on the great philosophers at breakfast, sister to a recovering addict, and now agony aunt to the great and good of the American public. Lizzie has taken a job answering fan mail for her old mentor, now a cult podcast host. Can she keep herself and her family in one piece while a chorus of America’s angry, frightened and confused ring in her ears?
‘Weather’ is filled to the brim with the empathy, curiosity and humorous warmth we need to keep us open-eyed in moments of crisis and polarisation. We can’t wait to chat to Jenny about it. Do join us.