Author Visit: Amy Bonnaffons @ Hartford Baking Company

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Program Type: Author Event
Age Group: Adult

Description

Join us at Hartford Baking Company in West Hartford Center for an evening with Amy Bonnaffons. *seating is limited*

Amy Bonnaffons is the author of the short story collection, The Wrong Heaven, published in July 2018 and The Regrets, her debut novel available February 2020. Amy is a founding editor of 7x7.la, a literary journal devoted to collaborations between writers and visual artists. Born in New York City, she now lives in Athens, GA, where she is working on a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in This American Life and on NPR's All Things Considered.

 

Praise for The Wrong Heaven and The Regrets:

  • “Bonnaffons’ first full-length novel is a rare pleasure: a philosophical rom-com too weird, too bodily, too precise, too fun to get bogged down in trembling sentiment. Deep and deeply funny.” - Kirkus (starred review)
  • “Bright and lively…Bonnaffons reveals some magic of her own.”- NY Times Book Review
  • “Imaginative and unsettling…an outstanding, exciting debut.” - Publishers Weekly (starred)
  • “At once goofy, poignant, and edged with the fantastic, the stories in ­Bonnaffons’s debut collection initially surprise, then turn into one long, delicious rush…Not just fun but full of smart ideas.” - Library Journal (starred)
  • “In her first collection, Bonnaffons dazzles and cuts with 10 hilarious and cathartic short stories ... The author employs a modern magical realism, absurd, nihilistic, and playful all at once.... Resonant of Alissa Nutting’s novels and George Saunders’ Pastoralia (2000), Bonnaffon’s first collection presents a powerful and fresh new voice.” - Booklist

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