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Free Library of Philadelphia - 'The Dinner Party' and 'The World to Come' - Joshua Ferris and Jim Shepard

Book Cover of The Dinner Party. Red apartment building against a blue sky.Book Cover of The World to Come. Blue words on a black background with geometric arrows pointing in opposite directions between the words.

The Dinner Party

Joshua Ferris

Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris’s “truly affecting novel about work, trust, love, and loneliness” (Seattle Times), won the 2008 PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His other works include The Unnamed and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. One of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” writers and winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, Ferris has published fiction in Granta, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Voices, among other places. The Dinner Party, his first story collection, is rife with characters searching for answers in the aftermath of life’s pitfalls.

The World to Come

Jim Shepard

“Nailing entire worlds together with teeming, precise detail” (The New York Times), Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including The Book of Aron and Project X. A writer’s writer, he is perhaps more celebrated for his short fiction, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Paris Review to Playboy. His story collections include You Think That’s Bad and Like You’d Understand, Anyway, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of The Story Prize. His new collection explores the emotional hazards of everyday life writ large on the canvases of historic tragedy and triumph.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Dinner Party: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316465953
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 2nd, 2017

The World to Come: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524731809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 21st, 2017