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At Home with Literati: Marie-Helene Bertino & Téa Obreht

We're pleased to welcome Marie-Helene Bertino, author of Parakeet, to our At Home with Literati series! she'll be in conversation with author Téa Obreht.

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About the book: Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one.

Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas and the story collection Safe as Houses. She was the 2017 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. Her work has received The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, The Mississippi Review Story Prize, fellowships from MacDowell, Sewannee, and NYC's The Center for Fiction, and has twice been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts.

Téa Obreht’s debut novel, The Tiger's Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was an international bestseller. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, and Zoetrope: All-Story, among many others. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, she now lives in New York with her husband and teaches at Hunter College.


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Friday, June 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374229450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

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ISBN: 9780812982756
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

Safe as Houses (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609381141
Availability: Backordered
Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 1st, 2012

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385343848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 1st, 2011