Frontlist Books | Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening Aug. 31–Sept. 6
Margaret Atwood with Ann Patchett, Alyssa Cole with Beverly Jenkins, Jason Reynolds with one of the Exonerated Five, and more can’t-miss convos.
Monday, Aug. 31
Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein present The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Dad — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Sarah Jaquette Ray discusses her book A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet — hosted by Booksmith and UC Press, 11 a.m. PT, more info.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Authors Carolina de Robertis (Cantoras), Angie Cruz (Dominicana), and Jaquira Díaz (Ordinary Girls), with special guests Naima Coster (Halsey Street) and @Lupita.reads, talk about girlhood and power — hosted by Duende Districts and Loyalty Bookstores, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Jonathan Maberry, editor of Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, discusses the book with some of the contributors — hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, 7 p.m. PT, more info.
Chris Murphy discusses his new book, The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy, with Roxanne Coady — hosted by RJ Julia, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
Laura Knetzger (Bug Boys), Jose Pimienta (Suncatcher), and Jeffrey Brown (Once Upon a Space-Time) talk about “heart happy” stories that celebrate friendship, family, and fun, moderated by Oliver Sava — hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore and Random House Graphic, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
The New York Review of Books presents “Poetry in a Time of Crisis,” with Dan Chiasson, Ange Mlinko, francine j. harris, and Ishion Hutchinson, moderated by Jana Prikryl — hosted by Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Scott Anderson discusses his new book, The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War — a Tragedy in Three Acts — hosted by Anderson’s Bookshops, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Ariel Sabar discusses his new book, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, with Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Mark Goodacre — hosted by Porter Square Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Ron Rash discusses his new book In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena with Colum McCann — hosted by Powell’s Books, 5 p.m. PT, more info.
Thursday, Sept. 3
Christine Montross discusses her new book, Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, with Judge Judith Savage — hosted by Barrington Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Kelly Jensen, editor of Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy, discusses the book with contributors Junauda Petrus-Nasah, Kati Gardner, and Eric Smith — hosted by Oblong Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.