Upstairs at Murray's: Jenny Offill in conversation with Amitava Kumar

Event date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Murray's Cafe
73 Broadway
Tivoli, NY 12583

Tickets $10

Ticket price is redeemable in full against the purchase of WEATHER at this event. Limit one ticket per book purchased.


From the author of the nationwide bestseller Dept. of Speculation, one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year, comes WEATHER a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis.

Jenny OffillWeather: A Novel by Jenny OffillAmitava Kumar

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She's become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization.

“This is so good. We are not ready nor worthy.”--Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), and Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award and the International Dublin Award. She lives in the Hudson Valley and teaches at Syracuse University and Queens University.

Amitava Kumar is the author of several books of nonfiction including Lunch With a Bigot, and Immigrant Montana, a novel. He is the Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. In 2016, Amitava Kumar was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (General Nonfiction) as well as a Ford Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists. Author image c. Michael Lionstar.

Last Things (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101872079
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Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2015

Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806871
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

Immigrant, Montana: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520757
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Published: Knopf - July 31st, 2018

Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822359302
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Published: Duke University Press - May 15th, 2015

A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822357049
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Published: Duke University Press - April 4th, 2014

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