Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gina Welch Hits the New Yorker!

More great news for Friend of Suey Gina Welch, whose new book In the Land of Believers just received a nice notice from the New Yorker! You can see the piece here. Interested in learning more? Chop Suey Books has In the Land of Believers on the shelf, so come by and take a look!

Gina recently wrote a piece for Richmond's own The Book Lady's Blog. You can see that here.

Our congratulations to Gina!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lightning Strikes Twice for Richmond Author!

On Sunday, April 18th from 5-7 pm, Michele Young-Stone will celebrate the publication of her first novel, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, at Gallery 5. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music and great food. Oh, and Michele will be reading from and signing copies of her new novel!

This book has already been picked by Publisher's Weekly as one of 10 debut novels of 2010 to look out for, and is a great read for fans of Alice Hoffman and Wally Lamb. The novel follows two lost souls separated by time and place, from the moment lightning changes their lives until the day it ceases to define them. Intercut with sections from a handbook written by one of the characters, this book is as charged as the lightning that appears throughout.

Michele, herself a lightning strike survivor, is already working on her second novel, though I expect she will be kept pretty busy with all of the attention she will be receiving surrounding this novel.

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors will be released on April 13th, but is available for pre-order from Chop Suey Books for a 20% discount. Call now!