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About the Event
Join us for a small group discussion of E. Lily Yu's "On Fragile Waves" on Thursday, September 21st at 5:00 p.m. Conversation will be led by Joan Marcus, assistant professor of Writing at Ithaca College! Book club titles are 10% off in the store and online.
About the Book
The haunting story of a family of dreamers and tale-tellers looking for home in an unwelcoming world. This exquisite and unusual magic realist debut, told in intensely lyrical prose by an award winning author, traces one girl's migration from war to peace, loss to loss, home to home.
About the Author
E. Lily Yu is the author of On Fragile Waves (2021) and Jewel Box (forthcoming 2023) and the librettist of Stars Between, with composer Steven K. Tran, for the Seattle Opera's 2021 Jane Lang Creation Lab. She received the Washington State Book Award for Fiction in 2022, the Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012. More than thirty of her stories have appeared in venues from McSweeney's to Tor.com, as well as thirteen best-of-the-year anthologies, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards.