This installment of the Thalia Book Club at Symphony Space features a dramatic reading of author Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by actress Lillo Way, followed by a conversation between Bender and writer and Believereditor Heidi Julavits. Bender discusses her inspiration for the novel, her writing process, her unique magical realist style, and her challenges and anxieties, both in terms of being a writer and being a person. She also takes thought-provoking questions about the book from the audience.
The author of An Invisible Sign of My Own, whose work has been presented at Selected Shorts performances, discusses her second novel, a lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. She is interviewed by Heidi Julavits (novelist and co-editor of The Believer). A selection is performed by Lillo Way.
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