Joan Silber Book Signing: “Fools”

Join National Book Award finalist Joan Silber on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as she reads from her latest book, Fools, a collection of interrelated stories.

Joan Silber is also the author of Household Words and Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories. For more information, visit the event page.

Can’t make it to the event? You can order a copy of Fools here.

Book Signing Event Details

Date: June 27 2013, Time: 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
150 E 86th St
New York, NY 10028
(212) 369-2180

About Fools:

Fools, by Joan Silver
“Joan Silber’s stories charm us. And amuse us. And engage us. And move us. And even enlighten us. Fools embraces us all.”

(Amy Bloom) 


A dazzling new collection of interconnected stories by the National Book Award finalist.

When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber’s dazzling new story cycle tackle this question head-on.Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her own doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he takes up with a young woman and finds himself outsmarted in turn. Fools ponders the circle of winners and losers, dupers and duped, and the price we pay for our beliefs.

Fools is a luminous, intelligent, and rewarding work of fiction from the author for whom the Boston Globe said, “No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power.”


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